Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: September 13, 2010

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Dr. Tim Says....

At almost every talk I give eggs come up in the discussion. Back in the 1970's and 80's eggs got a really bad rap - and not for very substantial reasons. Much of what happened in the late 1960's that laid the groundwork for the egg's poor reputation wasn't based on sound science, but over the last 30 years research has shown that for most people, dietary eggs and cholesterol is not a problem. The truth is that the amount of trans fat and saturated fat in your diet has much more impact on your cholesterol levels - and therefore your risk of heart disease - than the amount of cholesterol you eat.

We do know that there are folks who are considered "hyper-responders" to cholesterol consumption, meaning they have a greater increase in their blood cholesterol after consuming dietary cholesterol (although not a tremendous increase). About 1/3 of us might be more sensitive. Eggs Aren't A Problem

Featured Recipes

French ToastCurried Egg Salad | Low Sodium Version

I love egg salad and this curried version is fantastic. Serve it on sandwiches, stuffed into tomatoes or on top of salad greens accompanied with tomatoes or avocados.

Black and Green OlivesEgg Salad with Olives

A delicious egg salad with great Mediterranean flavors. Healthy eggs, great quality fats and a simple recipe. Perfect for dinner tonight.

Roasted OnionsEgg Salad with Roasted Onion

This is a great twist on traditional egg salad. The caramelized onion adds a great sweetness to the creamy egg salad.

A Healthy Pregnancy
with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN

Faith Bontrager, RN, BSNYou know that yogurt helps to supply your daily calcium, but can it decrease your risk of gestational diabetes? Possibly. "Probiotics", those friendly bacteria in yogurt, miso, cottage cheese, aged cheese, kimchi, and other foods have been discussed in everything from research journals to commercials for "active" yogurt. Probiotics and a Decreased Risk of Gestational Diabetes

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