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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I was never been a fan of the Food Pyramid. In fact, it always seemed pretty dumb and I suppose that it made sense in the 1980's when researchers were coming to realize the tremendous impact of diet on our health.
It wasn't the first information that our government offered, however. They had been publishing information and literature for decades and the pyramid sought to simply the recommendations.
The pyramid concept grew out of work in Sweden and was adapted by the US Department of Agriculture for the American diet. There were only subtle differences between the pyramid and previous information that the USDA had published. In a poster from 1946 they offered the idea of "The Basic Seven" food groups and guidelines on consumption. MyPlate
This is a fresh tuna salad that is great for sandwiches or composed salads. Healthy fish and fats in a light, cool summer dish.
Q: I thought that spicy tuna rolls, etc., help lower cholesterol. Is that false?
A: I love sushi and it can be really good for you. Fresh raw fish served up in the best quality restaurant is key to delicious and safe sushi. Nigiri is the sushi that comes to your table as sliced raw fish topping an oblong mound of rice. This is pure and simple and generally served with soy sauce for dipping.
Maki, or sushi rolls, are sometimes made with sliced fish but some, like the spicy tuna roll, are made by first creating a salad of tuna finely diced and combined with chili oil, minced scallion and japanese mayonnaise. The mix is rolled inside a maki of rice and seaweed. Even with the little bit of mayonnaise rolls like this are healthy for you. Sushi and Cholesterol
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