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 FDA allows health claims to be made on foods, but the assertion does have to meet certain criteria.
The claims allowed fall into ten different categories based on a relationship between a certain nutrient or food and a risk of a particular disease or health related condition. So a food package can, for instance, say that by being low in saturated fat the food may reduce the risk of heart disease.
As with most governmental regulations, the verbiage is designed to never quite allow for a definitive statement. The example given by the FDA for an "appropriate claim" is: "While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease." 10 Things You Need to Know About Health Claims on Food Labels »
Dredging scaloppini in white flour is obviously the traditional way, but garbanzo flour is better. There is no astringent aftertaste and it has a great nutty flavor when sautéed. It is almost as effective a thickening agent as wheat flour.
The practical, daily guide to following a Mediterranean Diet at home. Recipes include Taco Salad, Red Beans and Rice, and Fettuccine Alfredo: familiar foods that your family will love and are great for you. Find out how these and other family favorites can help you be healthier! (And yes, you'll lose weight too!)