Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: December 7, 2009

Dr. Tim Says....

[This article is part of an ongoing series on The How and Why of Eating Healthy. Read the whole series to date.]

SteakIt's clear that those in Mediterranean cultures consume less meat and eat leaner meats than those in Western cultures. Diet studies reveal that they consume an average of 4 ounces or less of meat each day, so a lot of prospective research has been undertaken to focus on the effect of consuming less meat.

In one study, a group consuming less lean beef or pork as part of a lower fat diet showed improvements in cholesterol profiles similar to those who ate fish and chicken instead. This appears to be result of the negative effect that foods higher in saturated fat have on cholesterol profiles. The Mediterranean Diet: Meat

Featured Recipes

Cream of Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic | Low Sodium Version

Roasted GarlicOn a cold fall or winter night there's nothing more comforting than a bowl of potato soup. This recipe is so savory with the garlic and smoked gouda and makes the perfect meal with a simple side salad.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users and gluten free. Those who are lactose intolerant but can tolerate cheese may enjoy it. Those with GERD / Acid Reflux should avoid it.

A Healthy Pregnancy
with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN

Faith Bontrager, RN, BSNAbout halfway through your pregnancy, you are likely to have a "glucose tolerance test" to test for gestational diabetes. What is this condition and why do we test for it?

Insulin is a hormone that helps break down carbohydrates into energy that the cells can use. If there is not enough of this hormone, the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood becomes too high. This can cause serious health problems. Gestational Diabetes

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