New American Diet System (Paperback)
Touchstone Books, 9780671755034, 576pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1992
The New American Diet System takes us to the next step, providing a unique system that simplifies food choices for people with high cholesterol. Since both saturated fat and cholesterol in foods increase cholesterol in the blood, the Connors developed the CSI -- the Cholesterol-Saturated Fat Index -- the only complete measure of the true heart-healthiness of foods.
This indispensable reference:
-- makes food choices as simple as choosing from 1 to 10 (the lower the CSI, the better)
-- provides easy-to-read charts rating hundreds of foods -- including many brand-name products
-- eliminates confusion about high-fat, low-cholesterol foods (such as tropical oils) and low-fat, high-cholesterol foods (like shellfish)
-- offers more than 300 recipes for tasty, low-CSI versions of your favorite dishes as well as suggested menus
-- helps you compute your own CSI so you can set new dietary goals.
A straightforward, comprehensive resource for anyone with high cholesterol, or anyone concerned about dietary fat, The New American Diet System is an essential part of every cholesterol-conscious kitchen.