Control Your High Blood Pressure Cookbook

Cleaves M. Bennett, Author, Christine Newport, Author, Cris Newport, Photographer Doubleday Books $16.95 (248p) ISBN 978-0-385-19919-3
This comprehensive cookbook, by the physician who wrote Control Your High Blood Pressure Without Drugs! and a nutritionist, advocates fresh or frozen vegetables, fish, poultry, fruit, and whole grains, beans, legumes and low or nonfat dairy products in a variety of ethnic concoctions. Their low-sodium, -fat and -sugar soups, souffles and sauces are deliciously and creatively redeemed with such seasonings as celery seed for salty taste, cloves for sweet and fennel to create the illusion of a meaty flavor. In a personal, supportive and candid style, hypertension sufferers and others interested in healthful cooking are enlightened with scientific tidbits and the welcome hyper-specifics of selecting kitchen equipment, reading labels, preparing brown-bag menus and ones with precooked foods, and airline dining. There are also suggestions for guests who want to diet without calling attention to themselves: ""If you discover that the food has been smothered with fat or salt, take a bite or two, and then rearrange the food on your plate.'' (March 20)
Reviewed on: 02/01/1987
Release date: 02/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 392 pages - 978-0-385-18927-9
Paperback - 978-0-385-23579-2
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