Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
June 19, 2006
Dr. Tim Says...
There has been a great deal of controversy about low-carbohydrate diets and weight loss. The main argument is that it is easier for people to lose weight eating a low-carb "Atkins" type diet than the recommended low-fat diets, which have been shown to help reduce risk of heart disease and other illness.
In a well-designed study, Dr. Kasim-Karakas and her colleagues at the University of Calfornia, Davis, investigated the effect of eating a very low-fat diet (AJCN 2006;83:774-779). The research lasted for 12 months and studied 22 healthy postmenopausal women. The initial phase lasted 4 months, and the participants ate all their meals at the study site Monday through Friday and were given prepackaged meals to take home for the weekend. The low-fat, high carbohydrate diet--or the Anti-Atkins diet
This week features two veggie side dishes that are both safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users.
The choice of herbs here with the sauteed zucchini is not important. Use what you have in the garden or the fridge. Equal amounts of basil, chive, sage, rosemary and oregano will do, but you could just as easily choose thyme, sage, marjoram and tarragon.
These are two perfect ingredients that make a wonderful dish. The yellow squash tastes like summer and its own buttery flavor is enhanced by the parmesan. I especially like using just a little bit of rosemary for the herb.