It’s official, I absolutely LOVE the new Dr. Oz show and I watch it all the time since it debuted on September 14th, 2009. I’ve learned so many tips from watching Dr. Oz.
For instance the other day, Dr. Oz had an expert who suggested using safflower oil on your skin to combat dryness because just like olive oil it contained linoleic acid which is naturally found in the skin. The great tip was finding out that with the safflower oil I could hydrate my skin and no smell like a giant salad.
I was quite skeptical about the Dr. Oz concept at first. I mean, here was a doctor giving medical advice for one full hour. Dr. Oz surprised me because he is animated, fun and soooooooo incredibly educational.
I will start documenting short posts filled with Dr. Oz tips for those who don’t catch the show and for those who did watch the show, but didn’t take notes.
Just like ever post on this site, I’d love to hear from you and you can leave your comments at the end of all the posts.
>>>> Dr. Oz tips on snacks:
During a recent Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz had a fun game to show the audience which were better options when it came to snacking.
He basically asked two contestants to determine which of two options was the high fat snack and which was the lower fat snack.
Here are the comparison and the results:
1) Comparing a trail mix snack versus cookies.
>Results: The trail mix contains more fat at 330 calories while the cookies only contained 250 calories.
> Turn a high fat snack into a lower fat snack: Dr. Oz suggested using the following ingredients to make your own lower fat trail mix: dark chocolate, dried cranberries, raw almonds, raw walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
2) Comparing movie theatre popcorn versus tortilla chips.
> Results: The movie popcorn contains a lot more fat than tortilla chips. The popcorn also contains synthetic oils that are not good for you. If you are going to eat popcorn, it’s best to make it yourself.
>Krizia recommendation: You should seriously consider healthy popcorn that you can easily find in the natural health section of your grocery store or that is sold at grocery stores.
I had reviewed a couple options here:
3) Comparing a parfait versus a smoothie
> Results: The parfait is loaded with sugar and trumps the smoothie by 200 calories. Because you are looking at high fat granola and a lot of sugar, a parfait can cost you about 350 calories while the smoothie only comes at about 150 calories.
> Turn a high fat snack into a lower fat snack: Dr. Oz suggested making your own parfait by using honey, Greek yogurt, fruits and antioxidant packed berries!
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