Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: September 20, 2010

Dr. Tim Says....

Glass of WaterI was editing my next book the other day and there's a section where I talk about what to drink. When I am speaking with patients I always urge folks to think about what they are drinking. There are so many options and, unfortunately, most of them filled with empty calories. For years when I talk about diet with people the topic of what to drink always comes up. I have always said "water, coffee and tea." They're great choices – delicious and calorie free.

There's a lot of temptation out there though. It seems like there's a vending machine everywhere full of drinks with calories. It's not just soda but juices and flavored teas also. And not a few calories but a lot. A 20 ounce soda contains 240 calories while a 16 ounce juice is about the same (that's about 15 teaspoons of sugar). Coffee is a great choice but with all of the enhanced, flavored versions sold in coffee shops there's risk for you with many of them being well over 500 calories. Water Helps You Lose Weight!

Featured Recipes

Seared Salmon with Caper Yogurt Sauce

PaprikaYou can use mild paprika for this recipe but hot paprika is even better. The spice is great with the salmon and the yogurt sauce is the perfect cool complement.

Garbanzo and Feta Salad

Feta CheeseThe rich feta combines with the olive oil to create a rich and savory dressing. This is about as great a side dish as you can get. It goes especially well with grilled fish or chicken.

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