Dr Oz: “Veganish” Breakfast For More Energy
Dr Oz was hoping to encourage his viewers to think outside of the box and try something new for breakfast. To power you with healthy, natural energy all day long, try going vegan-ish. Kathy Freston, author of “The Book of Veganish” explained that a plant-based breakfast can be the solution you’ve been needing. Because too many people are overwhelmed by the idea of going vegan, Kathy encourages them to try just a vegan breakfast.
When many people think of a vegan diet, protein is one of their top concerns. Kathy explained that nuts can actually have just as much, if not more protein than chicken, and you can use them in a variety of ways, including as nut-butter. Black beans are another great source of protein as well as iron, fiber, and calcium. Dr Oz explained it perfectly when he stated that cows have protein, but they don’t eat meat!
Dr Oz: Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas
One great idea for a vegan, plant-based breakfast is a sauteed mixture of black beans and sweet potato. Try dicing up the sweet potato and seasoning it with your favorite herbs and spices, before adding in the black beans. You can even add other vegetables you enjoy to make it a healthy meal any time of the day!
Another fun option, especially for kids, is an apple with nut butter combo. Cut an apple in half then remove the core with a melon baller. Slice the apple, then spread nut butter between each slice. It’s that simple!
Dr Oz: Could Politics Be Hurting Your Relationship?
Dr Oz then switched gears to discuss the idea that the upcoming presidential election could be putting a strain on your relationship. If a Republican and a Democrat pair up, all sorts of problems could arise. If political views are important to you, it may be important to be up front about your political party and position on controversial topics early on in your relationship. If you’re convinced that you could never change your partner’s stance, does that mean you simply can’t last?
It’s okay to be passionate about how you feel, but you should always try to remain respectful. Getting angry during a disagreement over politics could actually have health consequences. As Dr Oz stated, it’s all about how you react to conflict with your partner. There are four major signs of anger: pressed lips, tight jaws, frowned eyebrows, and raised or hushed voices. Those who showed those signs when arguing with a partner, were more likely to have a heart problem in the future, according to a decades-long study of more than 150 couples.
Dr Oz: Presidential Election & Your Health
Tia Brown wanted to find out more about how the presidential election was affecting people’s health. She gathered together five women voting for Hillary Clinton and five voting for Donald Trump. She had all ten women watch a soothing video to get their baseline blood pressure and heart rate reading. Then, the women were shown speeches from each candidate to see how it affected them physically.
During Hillary’s speech, all participants’ vitals were measured again, to look for significant changes. Afterward, the patients were shown the same soothing video to help them return to their baseline stats. Finally, they were shown a speech from Donald Trump.
It was discovered that during Trump’s speech, blood pressure went down for both Trump and Clinton supporters and there were no real changes in anyone’s heart rate. While Trump supports watched Hillary’s speech, their blood pressure rose nearly 20 points! While watching Hillary’s speech, 73% of all the participants experienced an increase in blood pressure. It could be caused by excitement or stress, but it definitely affected how they felt.
Dr Oz: What Do Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Eat Each Day?
Dr Oz then wanted to have a little fun, so he revealed what each political candidate eats in a typical day. Hillary Clinton typically eats eggs for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch, and a veggie burger with a glass of wine or beer for dinner. As a snack, she enjoys chocolate covered almonds. As for Donald Trump, he typically eats bacon and eggs for breakfast, fast food for lunch, and steak, spaghetti, or meat loaf for dinner. Unlike Hillary, he avoids alcohol.
A former White House chef, author of “Dining at the White House” John Moeller, explained that because Presidents are typically exposed to high-caloric foods when they’re on the road, when they eat at the White House, they try to cut back and eat lighter. A popular comfort food dish John would make is Chicken Pot Pie with noodles instead of a crust.