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It's a cookbook.
, June 15, 2012
This review is from: The DASH Diet Cookbook: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Losing Weight, Preventing Diabetes, and Lowering Blood Pressure (Paperback)
I am not sure where to start this review, so I will start with the cover. The pictures on the cover are not of recipes contained in this book. Not a good start.
Next look at the overview of the dash diet, pretty much the dash diet, but with extra restrictions. I am suspicious of the extra restrictions like,"Nuts must be eaten raw."
Now on to the recipes, the introduction tells you to eat 6 servings of vegetables, but the recipes don't tell you how many servings they contain. This is a big hole in the usefulness of the book.
The recipes don't follow the dash diet--the recipe on page 141 has 2788mg of sodium per serving!! Way above 1500 mg/day that the dash recommends.
I will end this review where the book ends, with the index. The index is useless--want to look up black beans? you have to know that the book uses "Anna's black beans" as the index entry not "black beans".
Avoid this book.
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