“Everyone Knows Someone Who Needs This Information!” (TM)
Dr. Timothy Harlan, MD is a dedicated physician who worked as a chef and owned his own restaurant — both of which helped put him through medical school. Needless to say, Dr. Tim has very definite ideas about how Food affects Health and he’s known on the web as Dr. Gourmet. He includes diabetics in the group where food choice is critical. Yet, he knows healthy food can be a delight!
Dr. Tim just wrote about salmon this week in an email, and WILD salmon is a favorite food to suggest for diabetics, as it has high Omega-3 essential fatty acids, which diabetics (and children) especially need.
In response to a question about mercury toxicity in seafood, Dr. Tim replied emphasized the best Omega-3 sourced WILD fish as being healthy:
“Salmon is a safer choice as are mackerel and sardines. All three are higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and there’s less risk of contamination with mercury or other industrial pollutants than some other fish. A 3 1/2 ounce serving of each of these choices comes in at about 1,000 mg of Omega-3 fats, but not more than 0.5 parts per million of mercury.“
I regard 4 – 6 oz. of fish as a portion, as it is a less fatty protein than other animal sources, but as these are the “fattiest” fish, you can choose the lower end, if you desire or if you are keeping calories in the 1,500 – 1,800 range a day.
At Dr. Gourmet.com you can learn Dr. Tim’s opinions and recipes and he covers other health concerns and conditions which diabetics often have concerns about. He keeps up with the literature, too. You will become very well informed.
I like Dr. Tim because he truly understands the role of food in Health and understands that Food IS Medicine.
You will find delicious diabetic recipes at his site, flavored well, as a chef always would do.
Enjoy getting to know Dr. Tim.
Best to all — Em
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