Press Release: American Heart Association; Low Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition


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A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in Your Diet


American Heart Association

Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition


 Most Americans know that too much salt can adversely affect our health, but we are still consuming more sodium than our bodies need.  For the millions looking to reduce their sodium intake without sacrificing flavor, or those with high blood pressure, America’s most trusted authority on heart-healthy eating presents the revised and updated fourth edition of their low-salt classic, AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION LOW-SALT COOKBOOK, 4th EDITION (Clarkson Potter/Publishers; May 2011; $23.99). With more than 200 recipes as well as the latest health information, it empowers home cooks to prepare delicious, nutritious meals that focus on fresh and flavorful ingredients—all without lots of added salt.


Over the years, the average American’s intake of salt has increased dramatically, in part because so many of us have come to rely more on restaurant and processed foods. The human body needs sodium to function properly, but most Americans consume about ten times more than they need. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 70 percent of Americans are susceptible to the harmful effects that eating too much salt can have on blood pressure, which makes reducing the amount of sodium in our diet a priority for everyone—not just those who have been diagnosed with heart disease or high blood pressure. Whether you have heart-health problems now or want to help prevent them in the future, keeping your sodium intake low is one of the best ways to help your heart.


Now, the American Heart Association has provided an updated resource to control how much sodium is in our meals. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION LOW-SALT COOKBOOK, 4th EDITION features 210 low-sodium recipes—56 of them new to this expanded edition—encompassing everything from appetizers and soups to entrées and desserts. Whether in the mood for a beloved classic dish or a new favorite, readers will find just the recipe to please their palates. And, armed with the latest dietary information and tips on substituting ingredients, avoiding hidden sodium, and dining out, they’ll learn that shaking the salt habit is easier than ever before.


These all-new recipes make for flavorful, satisfying low-sodium meals:


*Edamame-Avocado Dip, a delicious complement to fresh vegetables 

*Thai Sweet-Potato Soup with a touch of spice 

*Pacific Rim Steak Salad with Sweet-and-Sour Dressing 

*Moroccan-Style Halibut with Mango and Golden Raisin Relish 

*Ratatouille-Polenta Casserole, the perfect comfort food  

*Berry-Buttermilk Coffee Cake, ideal for brunch 


All of the recipes in AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION LOW-SALT COOKBOOK, 4th EDITION prove that low-sodium food doesn’t have to mean low flavor. Looking for a less salty snack? Try Baked Veggie Chips served with Hot and Smoky Chipotle-Garlic Dip. Craving something hearty and full of flavor? Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Orange Couscous is an ideal low-sodium fix-it-and-forget-it meal. For a Sunday night family dinner, try Three-Cheese Lasagna with Swiss Chard. And for your sweet tooth? Whip up Peach and Blueberry Cobbler or Rice Pudding with Caramelized Bananas for a special treat. With AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION LOW-SALT COOKBOOK, 4th EDITION, the American Heart Association shows that a low-salt diet not only is good for our health but can be delicious, too.


About the Author:

The AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION is the nation’s premier authority on heart health. Its bestselling library of cookbooks and guides includes: American Heart Association No-Fad Diet, 2nd Edition; The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition; American Heart Association Quick & Easy Meals; American Heart Association Complete Guide to Women’s Heart Health; American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals; American Heart Association Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook, 4th Edition; and American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook. For more information, please visit


American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th edition

By American Heart Association

Clarkson Potter/Publishers

May 2011 • 978-0-307-40762-7

$23.99 • Hardcover

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