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The Miami Mediterranean Diet: Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease with 300 Delicious Recipes [Hardcover]

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A board-certified cardiologist makes the case for a diet that is good for both heart and figure in this simple yet powerful program based on the Mediterranean way of cooking and eating. The first section details the principles of the Mediterranean approach to food and explains how they affect the body. It presents evidence that including a variety of whole unprocessed foods high in antioxidants and low in saturated and trans fats in a diet is clinically proven to decrease the inflammation that leads to the development and progression of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other major diseases. The second section provides a 14-day meal plan based on a way of eating that has been in existence for thousands of years, and is both delicious and easy to prepare. Anyone wanting to lose weight safely and lower the risk of heart disease will be inspired by this food-friendly approach to nutrition and cardiac health. The menus presented are based on fish, olive oil, red wine, and other staples of Mediterranean cuisine and are designed to reverse the debilitating effects of the typical high-fat, pro-inflammatory Western diet. More than 300 tantalizing recipes are provided, including Spanish Paella with Saffron Rice, Tuscan Braised Fennel, and Sweet Italian Rice Pudding. This new, expanded edition includes up-to-date nutritional information, more evidence of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle, and additional delicious recipes.

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Pages   432
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Benbella Books
ISBN  193377150X  
ISBN13  9781933771502  

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More About Michael Ozner

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA, is one of America's leading advocates for heart disease prevention. Dr. Ozner is a board-certified cardiologist; a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association; medical director of Wellness & Prevention at Baptist Health South Florida and a well-known regional and national speaker in the field of preventive cardiology. He is the medical director of the Cardiovascular Prevention Institute of South Florida and symposium director for "Cardiovascular Disease Prevention," an annual international meeting highlighting advances in preventive cardiology and dedicated to treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Ozner has frequently appeared in print, radio, and television media including "The New York Times" and CBS News. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Humanitarian Award and has been elected to Top Cardiologists in America by the Consumer Council of America. Dr. Ozner is also the author of the BenBella Books titles "The Miami Mediterranean Diet" and "The Great American Heart Hoax."

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4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Maintenance
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don't waste your money, where is the mediteranean?  Sep 8, 2008
Thankfully my cover was damaged so I am returning it. However, I would have returned it anyway. Where in the healthy mediteranean's diet is "low calorie sweetner" and "liquid eqq whites"? This is just a low calorie diet with fish, fruit, veggies and the like which you should eat anyway. It's mostly recipes which is why I was interested. The recipes however feature artifical sweetners (lots of them). I don't see where that fits in traditional mediterranean fare. They are been proven to be dangerous. So, this is really a low calorie, low fat diet with artificial sweetners. You will lose weight but will you really be healthy?
From a noted cardiologist  Aug 11, 2008
The expanded edition of MIAMI MEDITERRANEAN DIET comes from a noted cardiologist who argues for the virtue of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle, updating the traditional Mediterranean diet for an audience interested in clinically proven strategies to thwart heart diseases. 300 recipes from soups to desserts show how to lose weight, maintain an active lifestyle, and more: any general-interest library whose patrons have shown enthusiasm for The Mediterranean Diet must have this expanded follow-up.
Buy this book - save your life  Feb 10, 2008
Written by an experienced Miami cardiologist, the Miami Mediterranean Diet is an excellent introduction to the lifestyle and recipes of the Mediterranean diet, as filtered through an American lens, which, nevertheless, retains all of the heart-healthy benefits of the original Mediterranean diet.

Far from being just another fad diet, The Mediteranean diet is the only diet clinically proven, for more than four decades now, to reduce the incidence of heart disease, cancer and stroke, and possibly neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Michael Ozner makes the case for moving away from the pro-inflammatory American diet towards the anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet in order to prevent atherosclerosis, heart disease and other inflammation-related ailments that are all-too common in the West.

The Miami Mediterranean diet features plenty of low-fat, high-fiber, olive-oil-rich, flavor-packed recipes made with fresh fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, lean dairy, nuts, legumes and whole grains. It will help you lose weight and change your lifestyle for the better, for once and for all. This is a diet that anyone can benefit from, whether you are seeking to lose weight, prevent diabetes, reduce allergy or arthritis symptoms, reverse heart disease, or avoid IBS symptoms. Highly recommended.
Miami Mediterranean Diet  Mar 20, 2007
....highly recommended by my husband's cardiologist. Good advice that is reasonable, with a nice selection of recipes to get one started on the right track.
Exellent   Feb 18, 2007
Ever since my huusband purchased the book we have made our meals straight from the recipes. We feel better and the food taste great.

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