WHAT DOES DR. OZ EAT? A question I’ve often pondered and finally have an answer to thanks to his latest article in TIME magazine. The magazine cover instantly caught my attention as it had a variety of whole foods on it, including: quinoa, salmon, broccoli, nuts, berries, eggs, sweet potatoes and dark chocolate. It reminded me a lot of the recent post on the importance of eating more whole foods. It wasn’t till I glanced at the magazine in the car that I saw that Dr. Oz wrote the featured article.
Before I dish out what Dr. Oz eats let me just say that I LIKE DR. OZ. Sure, he’s good looking, he’s personable, he’s knowledgeable, but to me what I like most about him is his passion for spreading his wealth of information and making people healthier! Before Kysen was born I could sit and watch Oprah, Dr. Oz, and The Doctors to my hearts content. Now, I have to erase the shows I’ve DVRed because I’m running out of space to record new ones (that I probably won’t be able to watch anyway)! So, in my ongoing quest to be a healthier person, I signed up for emails from Dr. Oz’s site RealAge.com to get my daily Dr. Oz fix. This site is an excellent resource for the latest developments in nutritional and diet-related science and I highly recommend it to the health-conscious momma!
Now on to the good stuff: WHAT DR. OZ EATS! Nothing really shocking here, but I have a sneaking suspicion that if I ate these Dr. Oz staples for a few weeks I’d be looking and feeling extra-pretty–maybe an “Eat Like Dr. Oz Challenege” is in my future? Hmm…
THIS IS WHAT DR. OZ EATS:
- Steel-cut Oatmeal with Flaxseed oil
- Juiced greens: correct diet deficiencies
- Raw Almonds: he always keeps a pocketful for snacking
- Tempeh (a soy protein) on brown rice
- Sweet Potatoes: rich in heart-healthy vitamin A
- Spinach: ’nuff said
- Greek yogurt: it’s extra protein makes you feel fuller longer
- Walnuts: loaded with omega-3 fats (soaking them in water removes some of the bitterness)
- Vegetarian chili: capsaicin fights inflammation
- Quinoa: a good source of fiber and amino acids — check out this Quinoa pilaf recipe!
- Salmon — check out this Healthy Salmon recipe!
I was surprised how many of these foods I was already eating and identifying as beneficial to me! But there were also some aspirational items on this list, like: juiced greens and beets (not particularly my favorite) that I’ll need to work up to! I’ve also tried Greek yogurt out and after taking one spoonful quickly stuck back in the refrigerator! After learning what a “superfood” walnuts are I am going to be adding them into my daily regime!
What do you think of Dr. Oz’s list? Are there any foods on this list that you are going to add into your diet?