Dr Oz: How to Choose the Right Shapewear
Do you often wear spandex shapewear? Do you like the way it holds everything in while giving you a slimmer appearance? Dr. Oz says that while they may make you look on the outside they could be squishing your insides and causing problems with your health. Today he has tips to wear your favorite shapewear without harming your body while still giving you the flattering appearance you desire.
Dr Oz: How Should Shapewear Fit on My Body?
Dr. Oz says there have been cases of people wearing shapewear that is too tight and getting blood clots, which can travel throughout the body and be very dangerous to your health. This is caused when the spandex shapewear it so tight that it squeezes the blood vessels and restricts blood flow, especially in the thighs, leading to swelling and potentially life-threatening blood clots. Dr. Oz offered tips to find the best shapewear for your body that is not too tight, but still does the job.
- Make sure nothing “rolls” over the top of your shapewear.
- Sit down and cross one leg over the other. Check and see if there is a crease being created by your spandex into your thigh. If so, they are too tight.
Dr Oz: Health Benefits of Japanese Eggplant
Dr. Oz’s new favorite find in the produce aisle is Japanese Eggplant and he enlisted the help of “Produce Pete” to share the wonderful health benefits of this little known vegetable.
- Low in calories
- Low in sodium
- Lower cholesterol
- Not as bitter as regular eggplant
- Look for a Japanese Eggplant that is shiny and heavy for its size
*If you push your thumb on the eggplant and it bounces right back, this means it is ripe.