March 13, 2006
Dr. Tim Says...
It has become clearer and clearer that diets high in saturated fat and
trans fats are associated with health problems. I have written about many
different research studies that link diets high in these types of fats with
heart disease and stroke. Recently, however, a very well designed study shows
a clear connection between Alzheimer's Disease and an increased intake of
saturated and trans fat.
in the last few years it has become easier
for consumers to know exactly what to
do about their diets. Back when I started
eating healthy and changing my style
of cooking, all fats were bad. We now know that there is more
to it than this simple statement, and this research on Alzheimer's
is a good example of how the type of
fat is the important factor in eating
for good health. Dietary
Fat and the Risk of Alzheimer's
Chef Tim Says...
question was posted to the eatTHISdiet Support Group the other day: “I
like the idea of dessert, but do you have to adjust the daily menu? How
often can you have dessert?” Dessert is part of eating well and is
part of eatTHISdiet.
are good, chocolate is better!
Halibut with Seven Spices
You can eat well, eat healthy, lose weight and live better by making simple
changes and better choices in your recipes and ingredients. This
week's featured recipe is a great example. Halibut
with Seven Spices has 23 grams of fat, but of that only 4 grams is saturated
fat. Halibut is very high in the good Omega 3 fats. Serve
it with the Lentil Rice Pilaf and you have so much great
food that it's hard to remember that it's good for you. This
is the perfect dish for your next dinner party and your guests
don't even have to know that you're helping keep them healthy.