NutriGenie American Healthy Heart Diet for Windows
"Four of the six leading causes of death -- diabetes,
heart disease, cancer and obesity -- are related to nutrition ...
[but] many doctors don't ask questions about diet until the patient
has a heart attack."
Dr. Steve Zeisel,
Chairman, Nutrition Department, University of North Carolina
Online nutrient database: Cholesterol Lowering Foods.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for more deaths
annually than any other disease or group of diseases. More than
1.25 million heart attacks occur each year, and more than 500,000
people die as a result.
It is generally accepted that high blood cholesterol, high blood
pressure, and cigarette smoking play causal roles in the development
of atherosclerosis, which leads in turn to narrowing of the arteries
and development of CHD. For millions of Americans, the most effective
CHD preventive strategies are to avoid smoking cigarettes, to avoid
obesity, and to lower high blood cholesterol.
Diet is the cornerstone of therapy to reduce blood cholesterol
level whether or not drug therapy is eventually added to the regimen.
In general, drug therapy is not recommended without at least 6 months
on optimal diet. Healthy Heart Nutrition helps you identify and
eliminate high-fat, high-cholesterol foods from your diet. It also
helps you set up plan to achieve a desirable weight and avoid obesity.
As a result you can obtain the benefits without the risk associated
with side effects of lipid-lowering drugs. Studies have shown that
many CHD patients can reduce their cholesterol levels substantially
with diet alone. When drugs are required, simultaneous modification
of the diet may reduce their dosage requirements, cost and potential
side effects. According to the National Cholesterol Education Program
adult treatment guidelines, over 40 million adult Americans could
benefit from dietary education and treatment.
American Healthy Heart Diet is a perfect companion to the American
Heart Association's Cookbook, 5th Edition. Hundreds of recipes from
this cookbook can be added by users to the program's database for
convenient analysis of their diet.
- Database: 8,000 items plus user's own food database.
- Analyses: RDA, calories, protein, carbohydrate, total
fat, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat,
cholesterol, sodium, USDA Food Pyramid.
- Features: weight log, diet history, blood pressure log,
cholesterol profiler, weight control planner, body mass index,
caloric need and caloric expenditure calculators, target heart
rate calculator, caloric and nutrient distribution analyzer, search
and sort capabilities, convenient food database editing and organizing
tools, NutriGenie auto menu generator.
- Price: $39