Dr. Oz: Reprogram Your Taste Buds
Dr. Oz talked about how we can reprogram our taste buds to love healthy foods. He talked to Dr. Mike Dow, who said he used to drink lots of soda and loved starchy foods like pasta. In order to eat healthy, he said, you need to reprogram your taste buds to get them in line with what your mind is thinking.
He suggested taking baby steps. Slowly introduce the health foods and gradually take away the unhealthy foods. He also said most people have a problem with the taste, temperature, or texture of health foods. By figuring out which of those three Ts you have the most problem with, you can find the answer to your problem.
Dr. Oz: Oreo Method
Dr. Oz had three audience members with headphones and blindfolds on to try different foods. The mystery food was cauliflower. Sonya doesn’t like cauliflower, but this taste test was to see if she would still dislike it tasting it blindfolded.
Dr. Dow suggested something called the “Oreo Method” to beat not liking the taste of health food, which is sandwiching the thing you don’t like in between two things you do like. Sonya liked nacho chips, so she had that first. Then came the cauliflower, followed by the nacho chips. Sonya said she barely noticed the health food in between.
Dr. Oz: Cauliflower Soup
Patricia didn’t like the temperature of her health food. Dr. Dow all comfort foods are hot and veggies tend to be cold. So to help yourself out, eat your veggies warm. Patricia tried a warm cauliflower soup and said it was good.
If you don’t like the temperature of healthy food, put them in casseroles or soup.
Dr. Oz: Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
Next was Katie, who didn’t like the texture of health food. So Dr. Dow suggested making cauliflower into bread and making a grilled cheese out of it. Alternatively, you could break up the cauliflower into small pieces and use it instead of a noodle for macaroni and cheese.