Dr. Tim Says....
I have laid a lot at the feet of the fast food industry as far as their contribution to the problem with obesity, overweight, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I do believe that they have a tremendous responsibility to make changes that help their customers eat better. I have been critical as well of the soft drink companies, but there's an amazing issue with freestanding chain restaurants.
As those of you who follow the Friday Newsletter know, we have been reviewing such places and will be continuing to do so over the next few months. This is in anticipation of the launch of the update to our eatTHISdiet software. Generally before going I have been reviewing the nutrition information if it is available online. (There's wide variation between restaurants as to whether they offer that information or not.)
It always amazes me what is on these pages. I have written about the problem with traditional fast food joints and how high in fat and sodium as well as calorie dense their foods are. I am just not sure there's any reason for McDonald's to sell a 740 calorie hamburger or an 1,160 calorie milkshake.
All of this makes a 150 calorie can of Coca-Cola seem like it's diet food. Likewise, the McDonald's choices seem positively slimming when you look at some of the foods at chain restaurants. Chain Restaurant Madness
I saw this idea on a menu a few years back and have been thinking about what a great idea it is. Not the same old pizza crust and really healthy. As with a lot of recipes I mull on them a lot and take some time to do the research.
This turned out really great. You can use this for any pizza that you normally make and it adds a wonderful flavor and texture.
This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and those with GERD / Acid Reflux. It contains cheese, and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it. It is not gluten-free.
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Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.
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