Dr Oz did a segment called Bizarre Foods For Better Health with Dan Buettner, author of Thrive. Buettner has traveled the world to bring us foods that sound bizarre but have amazing healing properties. Doctor Oz and his Assistant-Of-The-Day Delphine tasted Kimchi, Nixtamal, and Sea Urchin. Here is what Dan Buettner says these foods are good for!
Dr Oz: Kimchi From South Korea
Dr Oz tried Kimchee from South Korea, which is made of garlic, cabbage and spices. The Koreans squeeze out the juices and then let the mixture rot and ferment, which creates a bacteria that helps with digestion and lowers your cholesterol. Koreans eat Kimchi for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delphine said the Kimchi was spicy but very good. Dr Oz said that the odor is pungent but that the taste is good.
Dr Oz: Nixtamal From Mexico
Dr Oz next sampled Nixtamal, which is a special treated corn that is often used to make things like hominy or masa – and it is very good for you. Dan Buettner said that corn tortillas are often made of Nixtamal, while white tortillas are not – yet another reason to pick corn tortillas the next time you eat at a Mexican restaurant!
Dr Oz: Sea Urchin From Japan
Dr Oz’s final Bizarre Food to taste was a Sea Urchin from Japan. It might look like a delicacy, but it is actually the ovaries of a sea scavenger. This Bizarre Food from japan is a concentrated way to eat protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E – plus it is low in calories.
Dan Buettner said that with all of these Bizarre Foods, it is not just about eating them one time. You have to eat them for years or decades for these longevity foods to really help you!