Dr. Oz: Red Wine for Cleaning Fruit
Dr. Oz shared some of his ideas for what else we can use red wine for, because drinking a glass a day to lower our risk of heart disease and cancer. Dr. Oz shared an idea from a Vine video he saw where you use red wine to clean fruit. The woman who made the video came on Dr. Oz to show the trick.
She learned it from her grandmother. Wine tastes better than soap, so if you have a really dirty fruit, just rinse it with a little wine and wipe it with a paper towel or rinse it with water. Dr. Oz said you shouldn’t soak it in the wine, because that’s called sangria. Dr. Oz said this is a really good idea because it can kill things like e. coli and salmonella.
Dr. Oz: Red Wine for Shrinking Pores
Next up was bathing in red wine. Dr. Oz saw a tweet about this and invited Noelle to come by to explain how to Pinot Your Pores. Noelle said this can be really expensive, but all the celebrities are doing it. Noelle said she uses a box of wine and she just pours about one glass into the bath with the water and soaks in it for about 30 minutes.
Dr. Oz said that Cleopatra used to this, as well as having milk baths. It’s an ancient therapy that’s been done for centuries. The fermented grapes help shrink pores and firm the skin.
Dr. Oz: Red Wine on Braised Short Ribs
Dr. Oz also talked to Hannah, who uses red wine on her short ribs. Hannah said she loves to cook and she cooks for her husband every night. She uses the red wine to braise the ribs with some fresh herbs. Dr. Oz said this is great because a heavy sauce you might use to braise is about 950 calories. There’s just 98 calories from red wine, so you save about 850 calories. If you want to do this recipe, just choose your favorite braised short rib recipe and substitute the red wine for the heavy sauce.
Dr. Oz: Three Key Things For Flu Season
At the end of the show, Dr. Oz told us the three key things we’ll need for flu season, including vapor rub, a thermometer, and a flu shot. A fever over 100 degrees is often one of the first symptoms of the flu, so make sure to measure for a fever once a day if you’re feeling under the weather.
Dr. Oz welcomed Brittany Gervasi, a Walmart pharmacist, who was going to give Dr. Oz a flu shot. She said if you haven’t gotten a flu shot already, just come in and get one. At Walmart, they accept most major insurances and medicare. You don’t need a prescription for a flu shot.
When Brittany went to give Dr. Oz his flu shot, Dr. Oz kept talking about how big his muscles were and how great they were.
“Notice how big the muscles are right there. Try to avoid hitting too many muscles at once. Oh, God, look at those guns. Now, have you ever seen a ponderously large deltoid like that before?” he said. “Do I get like a lollipop or anything after this? That’s a big needle.”
Brittany finally just said, “Are you ready for your flu shot, Dr. Oz?”
Finally, Dr. Oz relented, and said, “It doesn’t hurt at all.”