Dr. Tim Says....
I hear a lot of patients say things about eating healthy and losing weight that are simply not true. For the next few weeks I am going to share some of these myths with you and the truth behind them.
Myth: Celery is negative calories.
Truth: It is true that celery has almost no calories. A medium stalk contains all of 6 calories. It's also pretty good for you in that a large stalk has about a gram of fiber and is high in calcium and trace minerals. Interestingly, celery is also fairly high in sodium for a vegetable at 50 mg for a large stalk.
The theory that many people put forward is that your body uses more than 6 calories chewing and digesting the celery. There are actually books written about this but, unfortunately, there's no research to support the claim. Weight Loss Myths, Part 3
This French Toast is based on an old recipe of a friend's mother. It was talked about with such reverence that I was unsure about even cooking it. But I did.
The amazing thing about this recipe is the nutmeg. Most French Toast recipes use cinnamon, but the ground nutmeg creates a much more elegant flavor.
I love adding fruit to my pancakes. Any berry will do: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries... whatever is in the market. I have not had much success using frozen berries in my pancakes, however.
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