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Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 10-11-2022

Delicious, easy recipes backed by the latest science on lowering cholesterol Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the tools you need to make simple, healthy meals for managing cholesterol. More than 120 recipes — including 40 that are brand new in this edition — are here to fill your plate with delicious food that your taste buds and your heart will thank you for. There’s a ton of new science out there on cholesterol, and this book brings you right up to speed with the latest studies and medical wisdom for managing your cholesterol with diet. Relying on heart-healthy foods — on their own or in conjunction with a statin medication or as an alternative — a low-cholesterol diet can protect your ticker and, thanks to these recipes, can even impress family and friends. With this book: Learn the basic principles of how diet affects your blood cholesterol Discover foods that give you important nutrients and special compounds for lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease Find the right ingredients when shopping, planning menus, and adapting recipes to support your health and please family and friends Enjoy more than 120 easy-to-prepare recipes, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts Anyone who wants to control cholesterol while eating well has a friend in Low-Cholesterol Cookbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

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Plant-Based Diet Cookbook For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

Live longer, live healthier, and feel amazing with a plant-based diet A plant-based diet has been proved to be a healthy and balanced alternative to diets that include meat. Even more importantly, it can be absolutely delicious and fun! In Plant-Based Diet Cookbook For Dummies you'll get all the recipes you need to guide you through a durable lifestyle change that will boost your energy, lower inflammation, encourage a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of disease. With over 100 foolproof and engaging recipes, this life-changing book will help you: Get started from scratch with a plant-based diet that will save you money and time Discover new recipes and grocery shopping techniques that keep your fridge stocked with healthy, delicious food Learn how to navigate restaurants and social gatherings while maintaining your new lifestyle So, if you've been wondering if it's time to make a change to your diet and lifestyle, why not give the plant-based diet a try?

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Low-Carb Diet For Dummies

Published 01-06-2022

"Low-carb" doesn't have to mean "no-fun!" Low-carb diets are a hugely popular way to lose weight and stay healthy. But, contrary to what you may have heard, eating low-carb doesn't have to mean losing all your favorite foods and treats! In Low-Carb Diet For Dummies, you'll find an easy-to-follow guide to minimizing carbs while keeping the flavor by evaluating the quality of the carbs you do eat. You will learn to control—but not entirely eliminate (unless you want to)—the intake of refined sugars and flour by identifying and choosing whole, unprocessed food instead. You'll get fun and creative recipes that taste amazing, reduce the number on the scale, and improve your health. You'll also get: Great advice on incorporating heart-healthy and waist-slimming exercise into your new diet  Tips on how to maintain your low-carb lifestyle in the long-run  Strategies for responsibly indulging in the occasional carb-y food—because "low-carb" doesn't mean "no-carb!" Perfect for anyone dieting for a short-term goal, as well as those looking for a long-term lifestyle change, Low-Carb Diet For Dummies is your secret weapon to going low-carb without missing out on some of the world's greatest foods.

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Nutrition For Dummies

Published 05-04-2021

Updated with the latest available research and the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines It's a scientific fact: You really are what you eat. Good nutrition is your meal-ticket to staying sleek, healthy, and strong—both physically and mentally. Nutrition For Dummies, 7th Edition is a complete guide that shows you how to maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent chronic disease. This book gives you the know-how to put together a shopping list, prepare healthy foods, and easily cut calories. Along the way, there's up-to-the-minute guidance for building a nutritious diet at every stage of life from toddler time to your Golden Years. Enjoy!

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Intermittent Fasting For Dummies

Published 12-03-2020

Lose weight and belly fat, prevent disease, boost metabolism, and live longer! So, you want to begin an intermittent fasting plan and embark on a leaner, healthier and longer life? You probably have already heard about this wildly popular health and fitness diet plan. Intermittent fasting continues to be one of the top Google trending diet searches of the year. The truth is that intermittent fasting programs are popular because they are much easier to maintain than traditional, highly restrictive, calorie-controlled diets. Scientific studies show that intermittent fasting can have extraordinary health benefits such as:  Promoting weight and body fat loss (especially stubborn belly fat) Stabilizing blood sugar levels, reducing insulin resistance, and managing diabetes Increasing resistance to stress and suppressing inflammation Improving cardiovascular health including lowering resting heart rate, blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol levels Supporting brain health and improving memory Fighting premature aging Fostering a healthier gut Boosting psychological well-being If you are ready to get on the intermittent fasting bandwagon, then here is the perfect step-by-step guide to following an intermittent fasting plan of your choice. Whether it’s the 16:8 method, the Warrior intermittent fasting plan; the Alternate Day intermittent fasting plan; the 5:2 method; or the Eat-Stop-Eat intermittent fasting plan. Too good to be true? No, but the trick―as with everything―is doing it in a safe and effective way and Intermittent Fasting For Dummies makes that easy, providing tried and true evidence-based advice and information about the five most popular methods and 40+ recipes that will suit any lifestyle or diet. Nutrition and fitness expert―and internationally recognized specialist in disease prevention―Janet Bond Brill shows you how to choose the method that suits you best, as well as guiding you through the science behind intermittent fasting, including how it ignites your fat-burning potential, promotes cellular repair, increases the production of growth hormone, and reduces insulin and blood sugar levels. Choose the right plan and stick to it Make more than 40 healthy and delicious nutritionist-approved meals Lose weight and body fat and keep it off Improve overall health and prevent disease Wherever you are in your health journey―seeking weight loss, getting fitter, living a disease prevention lifestyle or building muscle―Intermittent Fasting For Dummies shows you how to make the science of "too good to be true" into a truly effective part of your regular, healthy routine.

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DASH Diet For Dummies

Published 11-24-2020

Get on track to lower your blood pressure in just two weeks! Almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure—but many of us are not aware of it. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has serious health implications. It is classified as a leading cause of premature death by the World Health Organization, contributing to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, and even dementia. While medications are often necessary to keep blood pressure in the safe zone, a judicious dietary and lifestyle overhaul will greatly help manage your blood pressure and your overall heart health. Written in an easy-to-follow, friendly style by three heart and nutrition experts, DASH Diet For Dummies shows you how increasing fiber, vitamins, and minerals, along with reducing your sodium intake when needed, can lower your blood pressure in just two weeks! Ranked the #1 Best Diet for Healthy Eating as well as #2 Best Diets Overall by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet is specifically aimed at relieving hypertension and is endorsed by the American Heart Association, The National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute, and the Mayo Clinic—and is also proven to be effective against conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and more. Improve heart health with lower blood pressure Reduce cholesterol Lose weight Follow simple, tasty recipes So, don't let hypertension scare you. Along with good medical care, the DASH diet makes lowering your blood pressure achievable - and tasty! By following the straightforward meal plans and trying out our favorite recipes in DASH Diet for Dummies, you'll set yourself on the fast, proven journey to better blood pressure - and be on your way to a healthy and heart-smart future!

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Dummies

Published 08-25-2020

Fight inflammation and manage chronic pain and fatigue with this essential guide Arthritis, stroke, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes all have roots in chronic inflammation. No book explores the connection in a more accessible and straight-forward fashion. Packed with the latest information that can have a real and immediate impact on your health, the brand-new edition includes: 100 tasty and nourishing recipes Key anti-inflammation foods to incorporate in your diet Inflammatory foods to avoid The latest in anti-inflammatory superfoods Meal plans to fit any lifestyle The latest in lifestyle factors that impact inflammation Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Dummies, 2nd Edition explores the link between inflammation and diseases like stroke, chronic respiratory disease, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. Filled with actionable and practical tips for avoiding inflammatory foods and activities, this book constitutes the first update in the series in ten years.

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Keto Diet For Dummies

Published 07-23-2019

Millions of people have lost weight and become healthier on the keto diet, and you can too! Keto Diet For Dummies is your all-in-one resource for learning about the keto diet, getting started and reaping the full benefits like so many others have. The keto diet has gained immense popularity due to its effectiveness and the ever-growing science backing it. Keto Diet For Dummies provides you with the information and resources you need to succeed and achieve your goals. With the Keto Diet For Dummies book you’ll learn how to: Stock a keto kitchen Prepare more than 40 tasty keto recipes Eat right while dining out Overcome any obstacles Enjoy a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle Recipes in Keto Diet For Dummies include: Blueberry Almond Pancakes, Avocado Cloud Toast, Meatball Marinara Bake, Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry, Salmon with Avocado Lime Puree, Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Apple, Creamy Cookie Dough Mousse, Lemon Jello Cake, Key Lime Panna Cotta and much more! The keto diet (also known as ketogenic diet, low carb diet and LCHF diet) is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. Maintaining this diet is a great tool for weight loss. More importantly though, according to an increasing number of studies, it helps reduce risk factors for diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, and more. On the keto diet, your body enters a metabolic state called ketosis. While in ketosis your body is using ketone bodies for energy instead of glucose. For anyone looking to lose weight, become healthier, improve and stabilize their daily energy levels, and understand and benefits of the complex nutritional sciences of the keto diet, this book has it all.

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Eating Clean For Dummies

Published 08-01-2016

Everything you need to start eating clean Whether you've lived on white carbs and trans fats all your life or you're already health conscious but want to clean up your diet even further, Eating Clean For Dummies, 2nd Edition explains in plain English exactly what it means to keep a clean-eating diet. Brought to you by a respected MD and licensed nutritionist, it sets the record straight on this lifestyle choice and includes recipes, the latest superfoods, tips and strategies for navigating the grocery store, advice on dining out, and practical guidance on becoming a clean eater for life. Clean eating is not another diet fad; it's used as a way of life to improve overall health, prevent disease, increase energy, and stabilize moods. Eating Clean For Dummies shows you how to stick to foods that are free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans fats, and anything else that is unnatural or unnecessary. Plus, you'll find recipes to make scrumptious clean meals and treats, like whole grain scones, baked oatmeal, roasted cauliflower, caramelized onion apple pecan stuffing, butternut mac and cheese, and more. Get the scoop on how clean eating helps you live longer, prevent disease, and lose weight Change your eating habits without sacrificing taste or breaking your budget Make more than 40 delicious clean-eating recipes Deal with food allergies and sensitivities You are what you eat! And Eating Clean For Dummies helps get you on the road to a healthier you.

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Total Body Diet For Dummies

Published 01-26-2016

Develop your own personal weight loss plan based on sound expert advice Total Body Diet for Dummies is your expert-led guide to losing weight — and keeping it off — the healthy way. It's easy to fall into the trap of fad diets with their promises of fast results and little effort, but fad diets are often ineffective at best, or downright dangerous at worst. This book gives you the benefit of expertise instead, putting Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guidelines right at your fingertips. You'll learn why physical activity, calorie counting, and psychological support are the cornerstones of successful and lasting weight loss, and why you should track your food intake, exercise, and sleep. You'll learn all about the various tools that can help you reach your goals, including mindful eating, wearable technology and mobile apps, and how to choose the right ones for you. Written by a registered dietitian nutritionist, these easy-to-follow and simple-to-apply tips will help you develop a customized weight loss plan without upending your day-to-day life or breaking your budget. Conflicting guidance and questionable sources can make it that much harder to lose weight successfully without the help of a knowledgeable professional. This book cuts through the noise to bring you real guidance based on real research, with true expert advice to help you: Lose weight for good in a mindful way Become lean, strong, and healthy Stay on track with wearable tech Feel better and get energized Losing weight is not about 'magical' foods or self-deprivation. It's about your overall pattern of food intake, and most foods can fit into a healthy pattern in moderation. You just need to learn how to do it mindfully. Total Body Diet for Dummies is the supportive, informative guide you need to get right on track to a healthier you.

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