Dr Oz: Are Peanuts a Nut Or a Legume?
Dr. Oz talked to Marilu Henner about losing her dad when he was just 52-years-old and how it motivated her to change her life and focus on getting healthy. She explained how she lost over 50 pounds and never experienced any of the common symptoms associated with Menopause!
Marilu Henner: Seven Day Energy Makeover
Marilu Henner said she has perfected a plan to help you make over your energy in just seven days and she is ready to share it with Dr. Oz and his viewers and we are sharing it with you! Marilu said there is nothing tricky or fancy about her plan because it is simply about eating every day. She loves to eat, but she said it is all about food combining, which is something she learned about back in 1979 when she read a book on the subject that was written in the 1930’s! Dr. Oz said food combining is a very old idea that many people are not even aware of, but it could be the solution to boosting your energy and helping you on your way to a healthier life!
Dr Oz: Food Combination Chart
Marilu Henner said that the traditional American diet is focused on combining proteins and starches, but she said to look at foods in three different categories: starches, proteins and fruits. Those foods should not be eaten together, or combined, unless you have a connector. For example, if you want to eat a dish that includes protein and starch together, you need to make sure you include a legume because that will help with the digestion of the other foods. Otherwise you will feel miserable and bloated, wishing you could take a nap. Marilu said the hardest thing we do is digest our food. It requires a lot of energy, but proper food combining will ease this process and leave us with more energy for the other things in life! Marilu shared a visual chart that will help you better understand food combining.
Dr Oz: Food Combining At Breakfast
Marilu said that many people eat eggs and toast at breakfast, but she said if you simply add beans and a little salsa you will energize your body rather than slow it down.
Dr Oz: Food Combining At Lunch
Marilu Henner loves to eat a big salad for lunch, but since a lot of people like a starch with their meal, she said a good food combination would be to eat an arugula salad with mashed potatoes.
Dr Oz: Food Combining At Dinner
What is your favorite dish to eat for dinner? Do you like a yummy stir fry that includes brown rice and shrimp? Marilu said you will avoid feeling “blah” and tired after that meal if you simply add peanuts to the dish. Peanuts are actually a legume, not a nut, and they will pull the entire meal together while being much kinder to your digestive system.
Dr Oz: Food Combining Snack
Marilu Henner said that she usually eats fruit separate from all of her meals, so she has them as a snack or as a pre-workout energy booster. She added that fruits and vegetables can be eaten anytime because is there is no decent diet that will ever restrict the amount of fruits and vegetables that you eat.
Dr Oz: Marilu Henner Eat Your Beverages
Marilu Henner firmly believes we need to eat our beverages rather than drink them. First, she thinks we need to drink plenty of water, but not with our meal. Ideally you should drink a glass of water before you eat, but include a “wet” food with your meal because it will help with digestion without diluting the important nutrients like water does. Foods like celery, lettuce, zucchini and tomatoes are good examples of wet foods.
Dr Oz: Food Combining Recap
- Proteins & starches should not be combined without a legume or veggie
- Eat fruits alone
- NO water with meals