Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
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In Cajun country Chayote squash are known as Mirlitons and are served stuffed as a main course or baked as a dessert. In Mexico they are a staple of the Mexican diet, with a slightly sweet flavor and a smooth texture. They are low in calories, filling and have a fair amount of fiber. Look for squash with a smooth green skin that are heavy in the hand.
Pregnant women often ask me, "What brand of prenatal vitamins should I take?" before they ask about a healthy diet. My response is that prenatal vitamins can never replace healthy food.
But you have probably heard that taking folic acid supplements help reduce birth defects? Yes and No. There is very good evidence that adequate folate (the nutrient in food) and folic acid (the equivalent substance in supplements) does decrease the rate of neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. Since the US began fortifying cereal grains with folic acid and encouraging folic acid supplements, the number of neural tube defects have declined significantly. There is No Substitute for a Healthy Diet
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