Dr Oz: Skim Milk VS Whole Milk
According to Dr Oz, full-fat mayonnaise is making a huge comeback but it’s not the only thing becoming popular once again. Research has shown that adults who eat real dairy usually weigh less than those who consume low-fat dairy. Dr Oz explained that full-fat dairy is the “real stuff” and is actually what he would recommend. When looking specifically at milk, full-fat milk keeps you fuller, longer.
He had one woman switch from low-fat dairy to full-fat dairy, to see if it would impact her diet for the better. While consuming skim milk, she consumed an average of 1625 calories per day. With full-fat milk, she hate 1262 calories per day.
Dr Oz believes that consuming dairy the way it’s supposed to be consumed, as a whole food, is the way to go. But what do you think? Are you a low-fat or full-fat dairy lover?
Dr Oz: Stop Avoiding Butter
Naturally, Dr Oz couldn’t talk about fat without looking at the one people tend to be scared of the most: butter. He brought in two “butter connoisseurs,” chef and executive editor of “Cook’s Science” Dan Souza and Dan Pashman from The Cooking Channel. Chef Souza explained that people are more into knowing what’s in their food than ever before and butter is an old-fashioned product. But there are so many options that butter as a whole can get a bit overwhelming. Pashman is a fan of butter because it’s delicious, simple, and timeless.
Dr Oz: Cultured Butter & Ghee
Cultured butter, according to chef Souza, is the way butter always used to be made. Cream is left out for a while before you churn it and the natural bacteria in it would sour a little bit. It contains probiotics and promotes digestive health, similar to yogurt. Pashman enjoys cultured butter on a baked potato with a sprinkle of sea salt.
Ghee is the trendy version of butter made by allowing the milk solids to brown before straining them out, essentially leaving you with pure fat. Ghee has no water or milk solids, which means it’s perfect for those on the Paleo diet or for those who are lactose intolerant. Dr Oz likes ghee because it contains vitamins A, D, and K and can help lower cholesterol. Pashman enjoys ghee with broccoli, explaining that you’ll likely want to heat it up a bit before using it.
Dr Oz: Coconut Butter & Butter Spreads
Coconut butter is completely different than coconut oil. Chef Souza suggested you think of coconut butter like peanut butter, because it’s all the flesh of the coconut ground up. It’s great for spreading on things but you wouldn’t want to cook with it. The texture is also similar to peanut butter but Pashman likes to heat it up and add it to popcorn with a little chili powder.
Butter spreads are incredibly popular, which is why it’s important to look at the ingredient list to be sure you’re avoiding as many chemicals as possible. Spreads are made with plant-based oils and have been shown to help reduce blood cholesterol. However, they’re not a substitute for regular butter.
Dr Oz: Bulletproof Coffee Benefits
Just a few years ago, bulletproof coffee became one of the most popular ways to use butter to lose weight and increase energy. Bulletproof coffee is a cup of black coffee with butter and MCT oil. It turns out bulletproof coffee has actually been around for centuries, although it just recently became popular. The downside is that bulletproof coffee actually contains 400 calories. But as long as it’s used as a meal replacement in the morning, it can actually make sense. Dr Oz admitted that the women in his family actually drink it regularly as a meal replacement in the morning.
Additionally, the fat in the coffee keeps the caffeine from being absorbed too quickly, which means your body is slowly being fed the caffeine, giving you energy for longer. That’s all the more reason to sip a cup of bulletproof coffee throughout the day instead of all at once.
Dr Oz suggested that you also try substituting heavy cream instead of butter for better flavor, to reap the same benefits.