In this groundbreaking book, a pediatric endocrinologist, explains that restricting total and saturated fat and dietary cholesterol for cardiovascular disease and obesity prevention is a total myth. Nutritional reduction of hunger is an essential first step in controlling body weight.
The Mediterranean diet is a super-healthy diet for numerous medical conditions, in large part because of its anti-oxidant content. Traditionally, this diet is low in animal products. The Israeli Mediterranean diet includes moderate amounts of dairy, meat and eggs and is a practical solution for many Western families. This wonderful family-friendly cookbook contains delicious Mediterranean-style recipes to get you started on this program.
The first section of this book is a kosher cookbook containing 190 delicious, family-friendly recipes in an Israeli-Mediterranean style. This is a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and olive oil, but also containing moderate amounts of full fat dairy, eggs, fish, poultry, and some red meat. The second section is a health guide that explains why the Mediterranean diet prolongs longevity and improves health, why the nutritional control of excessive hunger is an essential first step in weight control, how successful weight loss can be achieved by "regulating" carbs (this is not very low-carb dieting), why restricting total and saturated fat and eggs for cardiovascular disease and obesity prevention is a total myth, why eating plenty of natural plant-based anti-oxidants is essential for cardiovascular health, and how attention to glycemic index can improve elevated blood sugars in diabetes and pre-diabetes.
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