Dr. Oz: Eat Pistachios to Lose Weight
Dr. Oz says there is an all-natural snack that lowers cholesterol, fights inflammation, and could even help you lose inches off your waist. Can you guess what it is? The nutrient-packed snack Dr. Oz is talking about is pistachios and after today you may just add them to your next shopping list! Also, find out which foods you should never feed to your dog.
Dr Oz: Pistachio Health Benefits
Dr. Oz says that even though we usually refer to pistachios as nuts, they are not nuts at all, but are actually seeds, but since they are a member of the cashew family it often just easier to call them nuts.
Here are some fun facts about pistachios and how they compare to other nuts:
- More protein than walnuts
- More potassium than pecans
- Contain 3 times more fiber than cashews
Dr. Oz says another reason he is excited about pistachios is because they can help you lose inches off your waist, which is a big reason to fall in love with pistachios, don’t you think?
Dr Oz: Pistachio Serving Suggestion
Dr. Oz says when you snack on carbs, like chips and pretzels, you end up feeling hungry right after eating them because they do not
contain any protein, which is why pistachios are such a good snack choice.They are packed with protein and fiber to make you feel full and satisfied and that is why they are so good for weight loss.
- Eat at least a 1-ounce serving of pistachios (about 50) every day.
- Buy unsalted pistachios
- Purchase either shelled or unshelled
Dr Oz: Foods That Are Toxic To Dogs
Do you share table scraps with your dog? Even though pets are beloved members of our family it can actually be bad for their health to give them certain “people” food, so Dr. Oz asked America’s vet Dr. Marty Becker to share the dangerous foods your dog should never eat.
Table Bones – Bones get soft and splintered when they are cooked, so you should never give your dog a bone from the table, including those from steak, chicken, or fish. Instead, buy pet dental chews to give them as a treat for cleaning their teeth.
Toxic Table Foods– Grapes cause kidney failure, macadamia nuts cause extreme pain, and dark chocolate or baker’s chocolate can cause a serious problem for your dog. However, Dr. Becker says if your dog gets into a little milk chocolate there is no reason to panic or rush to the vet.
Xylitol – This is something found in sugar-free gum sugar-free mints, and nasal sprays and is very dangerous for your dog, so make sure you keep those things out of reach.