Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: August 31, 2009

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.[This is another in our series on the How and Why of Eating Healthy.]

One of the reasons that I started writing about food was because there wasn't much information available. At the time the government didn't require that manufacturers list nutrition information on their packages, but with all this extra information it helps if you know how to use the Nutrition Facts box.

A good example is a 16 ounce bottle of juice. You think it's a healthy choice. It seems reasonable to drink the whole bottle, but it's actually a lot of calories. A quick glance at the Nutrition Facts shows that there are only 120 calories per serving, but if you don't look closely you might not notice that there are two servings in the bottle, adding up to 240 calories in the whole bottle. Reading Food Labels

Featured Recipe

Corn Bisque with Crabmeat

Corn SoupThis recipe is really versatile. You can serve it in the summer chilled and it works just as well as an appetizer as it does a main course dish. A light salsa made with tomatoes, olive oil, shallots and basil would make a great garnish for your appetizer. If you can't find fresh crab, don't use canned: cooked shrimp or scallops are a fine substitute.

This recipe is gluten-free and safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users. Those who are lactose-intolerant, have GERD / Acid Reflux, or are on low-sodium diets should avoid it.

A Healthy Pregnancy
with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN

Faith Bontrager, RN, BSNAs a site dedicated to the best in food and nutrition, we HAD to address the issue of breastfeeding. While we respect a woman's right to choose formula, just as we respect her right to eat spaghetti from a can, we can't honestly recommend either as first choice nutrition.

Breastfeeding your infant is like giving him a freshly-prepared gourmet meal designed by a nutritionist for that particular time in his life. Breastmilk changes according to an infant's need. A woman's milk is different when her infant is 1 week old than it is when her infant is 6 months old. When the weather is cold, breastmilk has a higher fat content. When it is hot, it has a higher water content. Breastmilk, the Healthiest Diet for Babies

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