What Does Dr. Oz Eat?

Find out what famed heart-surgeon turned talk-show host Dr. Mehmet Oz keeps in his fridge!

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:

  1. Steel-cut Oatmeal with Flaxseed oil
  2. Juiced greens: correct diet deficiencies
  3. Blueberries
  4. Raw Almonds: he always keeps a pocketful for snacking
  5. Tempeh (a soy protein) on brown rice
  6. Sweet Potatoes: rich in heart-healthy vitamin A
  7. Beets
  8. Spinach: ’nuff said
  9. Broccoli
  10. Greek yogurt: it’s extra protein makes you feel fuller longer
  11. Watermelon
  12. Walnuts: loaded with omega-3 fats (soaking them in water removes some of the bitterness)
  13. Apples
  14. Vegetarian chili: capsaicin fights inflammation
  15. Quinoa: a good source of fiber and amino acids — check out this Quinoa pilaf recipe!
  16. 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? 

 

  • CHEERY cherry <3

    my mil adores dr. Oz ill try to get that magazine for her thankz <3

  • Anonymous

    I have a few girlfriends that follow Dr. oz I’ve only seen him when he was on oprah seems nice enough. I am such a southerner i don’t get almost any of this in my diet my Dr. says i’m pre diabetic so I better get on the ball. 

    • http://mymommatoldme.com Kristen

      GrammySam: Yes!  You can make a big difference and even REVERSE the onset of diabetes just by modifying your diet alone (add in exercise and you’ll really kick butt)!  Start off by just replacing one meal a day with low-fat, whole foods (and adding some of Dr. Oz’s recommendations would be even better) and see what you can do! 

      Let us know your progress and thank you SO much for sharing!

      • Anonymous

        I posted this somewhere else too but Ive been doing good and Im cutting out red meat first and foremost.  Im truly gonna make an effort Hon, thanks for asking

        • Ronnie D.

          Instead of cutting out all red meat, consider eating grass-fed buffalo and grass-fed ground beef.  I eat the EXACT same thing as Dr. Oz – with the exception of Tempeh and with the addition of those two iron rich, heart healthy red meats.

    • http://mymommatoldme.com Kristen

      GrammySam: Yes!  You can make a big difference and even REVERSE the onset of diabetes just by modifying your diet alone (add in exercise and you’ll really kick butt)!  Start off by just replacing one meal a day with low-fat, whole foods (and adding some of Dr. Oz’s recommendations would be even better) and see what you can do! 

      Let us know your progress and thank you SO much for sharing!

  • bellaquest

    The good doctors list is quite on spot   ive seen him a few times on the telly but i have a short attention span for medical information     good whole foods approach he could do without the salmon but quite good

  • Anonymous

    I love watching Dr. Oz too. As a matter of fact his show this morning was talking about how you can speed up yur metabolism. Check out his website for more information. It was super easy, doable things we can do everyday. Just cutting 100 calories a day from your diet helps you lose weight. I agree with you sis, he has loads of free information he gives us all everyday. I like the idea of the challenge you posed. Not sure I can eat some of those things but I can try. I did try greek yogurt the other day, it was quite a mouthful and it is very filling.

    • Whitney

      Honey I can’t stand that greek yogurt just give me plain old American yogurt anyday!

  • Whitney

    I’m surprised he eats much of anything the way he goes on about how apple juice is poisoning us and our children!  And juicing greens to correct deficiencies sure sounds like a pain in the butt to me :-)

    • Ronnie D.

      Heard of the glycemic index?  Or where you too busying freaking out about the FACT that apple juice is really not that healthy for you.  It has no fiber, is high in sugar, and has had most of what makes an apple healthy removed.  With the exception of green vegetable juice and select other vegetables, juice is not very healthy.

      • Whitney

        You certainly came on this post like gangbusters, you missed what I was saying honey, Dr. Oz wasn’t complaining about the GI, he was talking about toxic levels of arsenic in popular US brands of apple juice.  I could give a damn whether you consider juice to be healthy.  Why not start your medical degree or health consulting practice instead of coming on a mommy site and spewing your holier-than-thou eating practices.

  • hipchicka3

    the only things id eat on this list is watermelon apples and blueberries, can u guess that i love fruits lol

    • Ronnie D.

      Why not expand your horizons?  You don’t eat healthy nuts or salmon or green vegetables?  Yikes.

      • hipchicka3

         to each her own ronnie

  • SheilaSellsSeashells

    Rabbit food alert!  Just kidding :)  I’ve never had to diet and I’ve always been thin so this doesn’t apply to me

    • Ronnie D.

      Please tell me you’re joking about your self-analysis.  If not, that’s a very short-sighted way of looking at eating healthy.  “Being thin” does not mean you are healthy by default.

  • Debbi young

    Plwase address Meniere’s Disease, diet, and what may be the causes of this hiseous disesse, that has me crawling around, beause the vertigo is so severe. Nystagmus is severe and garbled speech is unbearable. I am a nurse ans it is very difficult as I get older. HELP’ Please do a show on this also

  • outlaw spark

    I think it would be funny for DR Oz to eat MCdonald’s hambuger,french fries and chocolate milkshake !great segment for his show…