Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: July 5, 2010

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.One of the most amazing "diets" that I have come across recently is the "Negative Calorie" diet.

There has long been a theory that some low calorie foods actually burn more calories during digestion than that particular food contains. A bit silly, I know, but there are actually books written about this.

The basis for the concept is the "thermic effect of feeding." This is the scientific phrase used to describe the calories used in digesting foods. It has been shown that in a routine day we use about 10% of the calories we take in for digestion. The Negative Calorie Diet

Featured Recipes: Fish

Lemon Thyme Redfish

FishYou can use almost any white fish that you like with this dish, but I like leaner fish like redfish, drum, red snapper or even trout.

Grouper with Horseradish Glaze

The lemon juice and maple syrup balance the spice of the horseradish and the thyme adds a fresh flowery flavor. This is a quick and easy dish that works for weeknights or the weekend dinner party.

Roasted Salmon with Corn Relish

The amount of calories seems like a lot for a single entree, but this includes the corn relish, which is a starch, and there are plenty of vegetables. A complete plate. Pair this with a simple salad and you have the perfect meal.

Seared Tuna Steak with Sake-Wasabi Sauce

Searing any meat, such as tuna, makes for a rich and luxurious dish and is a healthy cooking technique. Make sure that the pan is very hot and add the meat carefully so as to not splash any hot oil.

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