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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: Mediterranean Diet Week
May 14, 2007

Dr. Tim Says...

I recently received an Ask Dr. Gourmet question about my thoughts on the Mediterranean Diet. As I answered the question, I realized that a lot of people may not know exactly what this is.

The Mediterranean Diet is the name that has evolved to symbolize the healthy foods eaten by those whose countries surround the Mediterranean Sea. Their diets are higher in vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts and whole grain cereals. The main fat used is olive oil and there is less emphasis on highly saturated fats. Protein from animal sources is mostly fish with some dairy although much of the dairy is in the form cultured products like cheeses and yogurt. There is a lower intake of poultry and red meat and a moderate consumption of wine (mostly with meals). The Mediterranean Diet (Part One)

Featured Recipe

Mediterranean Chicken Salad
This recipe is really easy. Even though there�s a lot of ingredients, the hardest part is slicing everything to get it ready for the grill pan. Don�t feel restricted by the veggies -- you can use the equivalent amount of anything you want. If you're in a rush, using some of the pre-sliced veggies that are now in the salad / lettuce section of grocery stores can be a real time saver.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

Would you recommend a website with health diets that would help to INCREASE MY HDL, good cholesterol? Please. Thanks.

Dr. Gourmet Says....

The Dr. Gourmet recipes are designed to do just what you wish -- lower total cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol and Triglycerides.

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 recipes that are healthy. eatTHISdiet

Did You Know?

Has your doctor told you that you have a problem with your cholesterol? The recipes and meal plans on the Dr. Gourmet website are low-fat and low cholesterol. They have been created to help you maintain a healthy weight and improve your cholesterol levels while eating great food. Suitable for diabetics! Low Cholesterol / Low-Fat Diets


The fats we eat are made of fatty acids. These are simply long chain of carbon atoms with each carbon atom on the chain having two hydrogen atoms hanging off of it.

Three fatty acid chains are attached to a fourth molecule called glycerol and the result is the fat that we eat. Fats

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

Cooking to Reduce the Burn

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Hand on Heart

Hand on Heart

Dr. Harlan's latest cookbook, Hand on Heart, includes several of the recipes from drgourmet.com, plus a few that were developed specifically for the book, like Banoffee Pie! More on what's inside.

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