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    This thread is a spinoff of the thread "Wish me luck or a fast ambulance". That thread was started in regards to my first attempt to finish a 5K after completing Cardiac Rehab after my heart attack. I finished the race and continue to do everything to reverse my heart disease. That thread evoked interesting recipes and cooking dishes. We decided the food, which is plant-based with no added oils, deserves it's own thread.

    This means no meat/fish/chicken/etc....no dairy, no eggs, no added oils.
    Some other foods high in fat are also eliminated like nuts, some seeds, olives, coconut, and avocados.

    We are basically eliminating cholesterol and severely limiting fat to only what occurs naturally in whole grains, legumes and vegetables.

    If you have a heart healthy recipe that meets this criteria, please post. Pictures always help.
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    Default Re: Heart Healthy Eating

    txdon posted a link to this cinammon roll recipe on the original thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post
    We have a winning recipe for a desert/snack.

    Cinnamon buns - plant-based-fat free.

    Whole Wheat, Fat Free Vegan Cinnamon Buns Recipe | HappyHerbivore.com

    The changes I made were:

    I made smaller buns, mini-buns, I rolled out 2 small rolls instead of one large one and cut them 3/4" thick.
    I doubled the filling. Don't put the raisins in the filling, It's very hard to spread, so after you spread the filling on the dough sprinkle the raisin before you roll them.
    I eliminated the greasing of the pan and instead sprinkled wheat germ on the bottom of the pan so they would not stick.
    I let the rolls rise for 30 minutes before cooking them.

    (The 6g of fat in the entire batch is from the whole wheat pastry flour.)

    Make sure you make enough because even the ones not on the diet will gobble them up.
    They also freeze well.
    Thru some experimentation made a few amendments that added some needed moisture to the recipe.

    Quote Originally Posted by TBDonnelly View Post
    Added extra apple. I used fresh apples and used a blender to make apple sauce. I also left the apple sauce a little 'chunky'.

    Used 'baking raisins', more moist for baking. Also 'golden' raisins add to the moisture. (The moister raisins made a BIG improvement in the dryness factor.) I used some of each in the most recent batch.

    Let the dough 'rest' in a ball for 4 hours. Half way through, beat it down and formed the ball again. After 4 hours flattened and spread the filling/raisins, rolled up and cut in 3/4" slices, then let the 'ready to bake' rolls sit for another 2 hours. The dough plumped up more and the finished rolls increased in size by a third to a half. There is some flexability in the time allowed for the yeast to do it's 'thing'. 30 minutes to 6 hours rest time has been used. The recipe calls for whole wheat 'pastry' flour. Had to shop a few stores to find the 'pastry' version of whole wheat flour. Found it at 'Whole Foods'.

    My 'panel of tasters' liked 'em. The last batch with the baking and golden raisins, the tasters loved 'em . Much more moist.

    The picture is part of our first batch.

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    TXdon before you throw out the meat, take a look at goat as compared to beef chicken fish and pork. I do not have any of my recipe or nutrition books with me but it's all over the internet. Just a thought. and you'll be surprized by how good it tastes.

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    Link back to original thread.
    Wish me luck or a fast ambulance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Combustix View Post
    TXdon before you throw out the meat, take a look at goat as compared to beef chicken fish and pork. I do not have any of my recipe or nutrition books with me but it's all over the internet. Just a thought. and you'll be surprized by how good it tastes.
    Combustix, I really, really wish there was a meat (any meat because with smoke and spices any meat can taste excellent) that would help in the reversal of heart disease. The internet is full of contradictory information. The information I am giving here is based on studies that have been done and being done by heart doctors, not food producers. I have personally gone to the labs, talked to the cardiologist personally and have talked to several nutritionist on reversing heart disease. It can be done, it has been done, but only on a very strict diet.
    All meat and all animal products contain cholesterol.

    After a heart attack or heart procedure you try to find the cause and food (fat and cholesterol intake) is usually the main culprit. You now look at food for nutritional value and detrimental value first and enjoyment second.

    Nutrition facts, calories in food, labels, nutritional information and analysis – NutritionData.com is a web site that is easy to use and you can put the same number of grams of food together for a good comparison. Below I have the comparison with 100 grams of goat meat to 100 grams of each of the other meats.

    Goat meat - fat 3g, sat fat 1g, Cholesterol 75mg
    Brisket - fat 21, sat fat 8g, Cholesterol 71mg
    Lean HB meat- fat 6g, sat fat 3g, Cholesterol 76mg
    Chicken breast-fat 3g, sat fat 1g, Cholesterol 77mg
    Lean pork - fat 6g, sat fat 2g, Cholesterol 53mg
    Salmon - fat 12, sat fat 3g, Cholesterol 63mg

    If Portion size varries of just a couple of grams (one small bite) any could surpass the other.

    As you can see for those serious in reversing heart disease all are off the menu.

    {Please check with you cardiologist or doctor when making any diet changes}

    Some of my heart meds have been eliminated, some reduced.

    Ron, thanks for the link to the original thread.
    Don, can't wait to try the recipe with the modifications.
    Last edited by txdon; 12-09-2011 at 10:03 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txdon View Post

    We are basically eliminating cholesterol and severely limiting fat to only what occurs naturally in whole grains, legumes and vegetables.
    ************************************************** ****
    I wish you well with your endeavors but at the same time don't overlook what fats the brain needs to stay healthy.

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    Avocados
    Natural nut butters like peanut, almond, cashew
    Flaxseeds
    Flaxseed oil
    Seaweed sources: algae, spirulina, blue-green algae, and chlorella
    Chia seeds
    Olive oil


    A heart-healthy diet doesn't necessarily need to be a low-fat diet. A diet rich in monounsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and other risk factors. Monounsaturated fats are olive oil, avocadoes, and nuts such as almonds. Use these as your primary sources of fat.

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    We really like eating
    quinoa, just get the prewashed variety. It can be bland but you can add what ever you want to it. Its also gluten free.
    Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
    is a recipe i will be trying soon.

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    Edamame Appetizer Recipe >. I forgot all about this..maybe ya'll already know about how good this is ..but I buy these Edamame at Sam's club in the Frozen Veggie section...about $5.00 for a 5 lb. bag...These are great...delicious in fact and you can even use the microwave but the link below gives a recipe..they are soy beans in the pod and you eat them as a snack ....don't laugh..these are really good and addictive...Try it and let me know how you like it...Thank me later...

    http://www.recipetips.com/recipe-car...-appetizer.asp
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    Maybe it's time for a visit to a qualified Dietician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandburRanch View Post
    ************************************************** ****
    I wish you well with your endeavors but at the same time don't overlook what fats the brain needs to stay healthy.

    Copied and Pasted:

    Avocados
    Natural nut butters like peanut, almond, cashew
    Flaxseeds
    Flaxseed oil
    Seaweed sources: algae, spirulina, blue-green algae, and chlorella
    Chia seeds
    Olive oil


    A heart-healthy diet doesn't necessarily need to be a low-fat diet. A diet rich in monounsaturated fats can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and other risk factors. Monounsaturated fats are olive oil, avocadoes, and nuts such as almonds. Use these as your primary sources of fat.
    A heart healthy REVERSING diet DOES need to be a low fat diet. A diet rich in mono saturated fats can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and other risk factors ONLY WHEN COMPARED TO SATURATED FATS. I am not talking about controlling risk factors in these foods I am talking about reversing Confirmed heart disease.


    Dr. Esselstyn states:
    NO REFINED OILS.
    Chapter 10 is titled "Why Can't I Have "Heart Healthy" oils.

    Olive oil is 14-17% saturated, artery clogging fat.

    Studies are cited where heart disease progressed just as much as those consuming monounsaturated fats as it had in those eating saturated fats.

    Monounsaturated fats do increase HDL and lower LDL but coronary disease still develops.

    It has to do with the fats temporarily injuring the endothelial cells in the lining of the artery compromising their ability to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is what keeps arteries slick and keeps plaque from developing.

    For pages and pages of details (to the cellular level) and for the studies:
    "Prevent and Reversing Heart Disease" by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. M. D.

    All food has fat, even lettuce. To reverse, you have to get down to 10-15% fat intake. I do take ground flaxseed meal with my oatmeal in the morning for the omega3 and I do take a vitamin B12, since my vegetables are not fertilized with manure.

    Every one has a different tolerance to fat and cholesterol before it becomes deadly, mine happens to be low, my brother's is high. However I can and must adjust my intake. For me moderation kills, for my brother moderation is OK.
    TXDon

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