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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The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is so successful because its foundations are drawn from research on the Mediterranean diet. Many of the researchers who took part in the initial DASH study were the same who detailed the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. If you look at them side by side it’s easy to see how similar they are.
The results of the initial DASH study found that those following the diet had both lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures in those without high blood pressure. The effect in those with hypertension was even greater, with blood pressure reductions of around 11 points. This was profound information at the time, but as researchers are prone to do, they thought that they might be able to do better. The DASH Diet and the Mediterranean Diet
This recipe is a great way to use your leftover coconut rice. I love this recipe because it is a great way to plan your week. One night serve a dish with coconut rice, like Chicken Satay or Pork Chops with Black Bean and Pickapeppa Sauce, and make extra. Put it in the fridge for a great salad later in the week.
Q: My wife and I like Thai curry - but coconut milk is so high fat and saturated fat. Do you have a replacement suggestion? I've seen soy milk or evaporated milk suggested.
Also, I was wondering if in fact coconut milk's saturated fat (and plant sources of saturated fat) were in fact healthy.
A: Coconut milk has gotten a bit of a bad rap because it is high in saturated fat. These types of fat are likely not as much of an issue as those saturated fats found in animal products.
That said, I always use light coconut milk in my recipes. It's widely available now and far lower in fat and calories but with all the flavor of regular coconut milk (and more than enough creaminess). Coconut Milk
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