Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: April 19, 2010

Eating Healthy: Soda

[This article is part of The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan Coaching Program, an ongoing series on The How and Why of Eating Healthy. Read the whole series to date.]

Glass of SodaIt is clear that soft drink consumption is a major contributor to health problems.

I have had emails from industry representatives disputing this, but their argument that drinking Coke or Pepsi has nothing to do with obesity, diabetes and other health issues is fantasy. But they do make their living selling sweetened water: it is in their interest for you to continue to purchase their products.

Here are a number of reasons to take soda out of your routine.

Chef Tim Says....

PopsicleI am writing to all of the folks in New Orleans who follow Dr. Gourmet. This past weekend I was wandering around the French Quarter taking in the beautiful day and stumbled across the most fantastic place: Meltdown Popsicles. This shop is a cute little place at 508 Dumaine Street and is run by Michelle Weaver. The sign outside promising "gourmet popsicles" drew me right in. Wowser! This place is great! Meltdown Popsicles

Featured Recipe

Cumin Dusted Flank Steak with Black Beans

flank steakSimple, simple, simple. This great steak dish takes all of about 20 or 25 minutes to make and is so satisfying. If you want it a bit spicier, you can add more (or less) cayenne pepper, but your favorite hot sauce can give it an altogether different flavor.

This recipe is gluten-free, lactose-free and low in sodium (salt). Those with GERD / Acid Reflux and Coumadin (warfarin) users should avoid it.

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