Saturday, January 3, 2015

Food as Medicine for the heart, by Tissa Kappagoda.

email from Tissa Kappagoda.
My book on heart healthy diet and recipes is out today and I am attaching a short flyer for your information.  I would be greatly obliged if you could  place the information on the blog.  The book has nearly 400 recipes but there are no Sri Lankan items in it.
Food as Medicine for the Heart
Authored by Tissa Kappagoda MD, with Debbie Lucus RD, Jill Burns RD and Linda Paumer MA

8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
414 pages
MTK PublishersISBN-13: 978-0615944692 ISBN-10: 0615944698 BISAC: Cooking / Vegetarian & Vegan
Food is an integral part of any program of health care. The nature of the diet consumed is especially important in the maintenance of cardiovascular health. It is particularly relevant to those recovering from a major cardiac event such as a heart attack or coronary artery bypass surgery and also to those who are at risk of developing diseases such as atherosclerosis. While recognizing the benefits that accrue from procedures such as the placement of stents in the coronary arteries and the use of medications for the treatment of high blood pressure and elevated levels of cholesterol, the authors believe that these effects could be enhanced by instituting changes in lifestyle such as cessation of tobacco abuse, participation in a regular exercise program and the consumption of a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. For a period of more than 20 years, the authors of this book have promoted a low fat plant-based diet for patients who have evidence of coronary atherosclerosis. This book is a collection of approximately 350 recipes that were recommended to patients who came under their care. The individual items were contributed by patients who adapted their favorite recipes so that they fell within the low fat vegetarian guidelines that were provided for them.

The book is divided into three parts:

Part One: Background information designed to guide readers through the basic concepts of nutrition.
Part Two: Meals plans based on the low fat vegetarian concept.
Part Three: Recipes arranged in convenient group followed by an index.

Available at: store from January 1st, 2015 and from Amazon after January 10th, 2015.  It will be also available on Kindle.

Beetle on a Sun-flower, Kosgama, Sri Lanka.

These flowers grow wild in Sri Lanka and add color to the countryside.