Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: November 16, 2009

Dr. Tim Says....

[This is #26 in our ongoing series on the How and Why of Eating Healthy.]

Olive OilMost research on Mediterranean style diets shows that the primary fat used for recipes is olive oil. The Mediterranean cultures do use other vegetable oils, and most cultures use some butter, but it is generally used sparingly.

As a result, much of the research has focused on the effects of olive oil on health, and there is now a large body of information about not just oils but also antioxidants and monounsaturated fats. The Mediterranean Diet: Oils

Featured Recipes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked PotatoWho doesn't love twice baked potatoes? You do have to take the extra step of mashing the potatoes, but it's oh so worth it.

This recipe is gluten-free, low in sodium (salt) and safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users. Those with GERD / Acid Reflux and those who are lactose-intolerant should avoid it.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels SproutsIf you don't think you like Brussels sprouts, have this recipe. The roasting caramelizes them and along with the garlic lends a savory flavor. The touch of sugar helps with the browning and adds a bit of sweetness.

This recipe is low in sodium (salt) and gluten-free. Those on Coumadin (warfarin), those with GERD / Acid Reflux and those who are lactose-intolerant should avoid it.

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