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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter:
October 23, 2006

Dr. Tim Says...

At least once a week I'll be talking with a patient about their high cholesterol and it seems like every third person will say, "But Doc, I don't eat any shrimp!" Almost every time they're shocked when I say tell them that shrimp is OK. The best part is that this gets their attention and I love talking about the things you can eat. (I get a similar reaction when I talk about eating red meat or eggs.)

At the core of eating healthy is to eat less saturated fat and trans-fats, more fruit and vegetables, more legumes like beans, good fats like olive oil and nuts and more fish. And shrimp does qualify as fish.

Shrimp does have a more cholesterol than many other ingredients. While the amount of cholesterol that you eat is important, by eating lean meats, fish, veggies, legumes, fruits and nuts that are low in cholesterol, it's OK to have shrimp or (gasp!) eggs. The more important factor, as you have heard me talk about, is saturated fat and trans-fats. Shrimp are Fine!

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Dr. Gourmet Says...

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eatTHISdiet meal plans are balanced with a variety of ingredients that emphasize a heart healthy diet. They are low in fat, saturated fat and higher in monounsaturated fat. Recipes do not contain trans-fats. Cholesterol and sodium are limited. The key is to maximize the flavor while working to create recipe that are healthy. Try eatTHISdiet today.

Featured Recipe:
Whole Wheat Linguine with Shrimp and Leeks

This one has it all. High in monounsaturated fat, veggies, tons of fiber, seeds, flavorful pasta and sweet wonderful leeks. One key to making your pasta great and enhancing the sauce is to get a little bit of the pasta water transferred to the skillet with the pasta. Don't drain and rinse! There's tons of flavor in that water. Whole Wheat Linguine with Shrimp and Leeks

Featured Ingredient:
Types of Shrimp

There are two main types of shrimp: cold water shrimp and warm water shrimp. Practically speaking most of the domestic shrimp available in U.S. markets is of the warm water variety and is caught in the Gulf of Mexico. Thailand and South America, however, have become major exporters of shrimp to the world. Types of Shrimp

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