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The Secret Ingredient

A cookbook that helps keep your heart healthy.

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The Secret Ingredient is a cookbook full of delicious and heart healthy recipes that could very well save your life. This cookbook was authored by Sally Bee and she used them to turn around her own heart health after suffering three heart attacks in one week. To top that all off, Bee had these heart attacks at the young age of 36. Bee’s heart attacks were from a heart defect that she knew nothing about. Although you may not have that same heart defect, her book of recipes can help you keep your heart healthy. She offers not only recipes, but helpful tips for when you’re out shopping for food. One of the key things she shares in this cookbook is that you need to read the ingredient labels on the back of food products and not the fancy marketing words used on the front. Following this strategy will help you learn exactly what’s in your food.

The recipes in this book are broken into the categories of soups, salads, starters, side dishes, vegetarian, chicken, fish, meat, one pot dishes and desserts. The meals you will prepare will be healthy and you get to control the ingredients by cooking them yourself.

PRO
  • Includes recipes that are good for your health
  • Recipes don’t restrict eating certain foods or food groups
  • Recommends limiting your red meat intake to a couple of times per week
  • Teaches you to read the ingredient labels rather than trusting the fancy words on the front of food packages
  • Dishes are easy to prepare
  • Foods that are family friendly
  • You don’t have to be an experienced cook to make these recipes
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

The Secret Ingredient offers great tasting recipes that also happen to be heart healthy. This book goes beyond recipes and gives you insight that you can take with you when cooking anything. Reading and understanding food labels really helps you learn exactly what you’re eating and this book highly encourages that. This cookbook includes sections like soups, starters, side dishes, salads, vegetarian, chicken, fish, meat, healthy desserts and one pot dishes. Every type of recipe you could want is available within this cookbook. Some of the recipes you will be preparing include:

  • Chicken risotto parcel
  • Asian noodle soup
  • Hearty shepherd’s pie
  • Spicy poached pears
  • Moroccan chicken
  • Italian blushing pasta
  • Sicilian tomatoes
  • Fish in a bag
EXERCISE

Although there is no specific exercise recommendation given with this cookbook, the secret ingredient to living longer and healthier is an increase in physical activity. Bee suggests eating healthier and moving more to help improve your overall health.

CONCLUSION

The Secret Ingredient gives you some great tools to aid you in being healthier and keeping your weight under control. There is no particular food group that you have to cut out completely, so you don’t have to feel deprived while eating the foods in this book. There is also a push to cut down on sodium and salt intake, but that does not mean these recipes lack flavor. These recipes can be used by those that want to lose weight or those that just want to eat healthier. Give this book a try even if you are already in good health. It can give you some ideas for tasty meals that will help keep your body in tip top shape.

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