Dr Oz: Healthy Frozen Food Options
Do you try to make healthy choices at the grocery store? Dr. Oz says the frozen foods section is often called the “danger zone” because most of the products contain high amounts of sodium and a lot of calories, so today he has options to help you stay healthy and maybe even lose some weight!
Dr Oz: How to Buy Frozen Food
Nutritionist Lauren Slayton says the biggest mistake people make when they go to the frozen food aisle is not looking at what is actually in the food they are putting in their shopping cart. They are often looking for something that is quick and easy without looking closely at the fine print on the label.
Protein (like chicken nuggets) – Avoid anything that is labeled “pre-seasoned” and instead choose Organic Turkey Burgers without any seasoning.
Carbs – Frozen grains are a good option, but it is best to avoid anything that is labeled creamy, cheesy, or white and always make sure you look at the portion size. A good option is frozen Organic Brown Rice.
Fruit – Lauren Slayton believes frozen fruits are a hidden gem at the grocery store because they are good for breakfast, in a smoothie, or to make a healthy ice cream, which makes them very versatile. Look for packages that contain 100% fruit with no added sugar or sweetener.
Dr Oz: Throat Burn Symptoms
Dr. Oz says the foods you eat could actually hold the cure to your Acid Reflux, so today he is sharing the best ones to add to your diet. Dr. Jonathan Aviv, author of Killing Me Softly, coined the phrase “Throat Burn”, which is acid reflux without the classic symptoms of heartburn. He says it is important to recognize the signs because this condition can lead to throat or esophageal cancer.
- Chronic cough
- Waking up with a choking sensation
- Acidic taste in mouth
- Trouble swallowing
Dr Oz: Foods That Cause Throat Burn
Dr. Aviv says throat burn is often caused by the foods you eat, especially processed and canned foods because they contain high amounts of acid, which literally chew away at the lining of the esophagus. The good news is there are foods you can eat to alleviate your symptoms and ease the burn.
- Eat ½ pound of Raw fruits and 1 pound of raw vegetables every day. Make sure they are non-acidic.
- Neutralize acidic foods by combining them with non-acidic ones. For example, make a smoothie with almond milk, which neutralizes the acid in strawberries.
- Avoid the 5-C’s, which are caffeine, chocolate, cocktails, carbonation, and citrus.
Dr Oz: Healthy Facebook Pages
Dr. Oz launched a healthy Facebook survey to see what pages you feel are the best and here are your top 3 picks!
- The Food Babe
- My Vegan Journal
- Food Matters