Dr. Oz: Best Health Trends of 2014
Dr. Oz wanted to celebrate 2014 and so he counted down the biggest and best in health this year, from trends to medical advancements to diets.
Dr. Oz: Bar-Themed Workouts
This year, the biggest workout sensation was bar-themed workouts, which borrowed the bar from ballet. This technique combined pilates, yoga, and of course ballet, to lengthen and strengthen the core. This technique made number 3 on the list.
Dr. Oz introduced Sadie Lincoln, the founder of Barre3, who said that people love this workout because it is results-driven. Sadie said you can use anything for the bar, from the kitchen counter to a park bench to a couch.
Sadie showed them how to work out. It involves doing a lot of plié and swinging the leg up and out from the bar with your hand reaching up above your head.
Dr. Oz: At-Home Colon Cancer Test
Number 2 on Dr. Oz’s list was a medical advancement that could change the future of colon cancer forever. It’s the at-home colon cancer test. All you have to do is put a device under your toilet seat that will catch your poop. Then you just add a solution to preserver it, close the lid tight, and send it through the mail to the laboratory.
At the lab, they’ll test this for DNA changes in your stool. This can be very beneficial and help identify cancers early. Cancer researchers argue the best kind of cancer testing is the ones that people actually get. All you have to for this is go to the bathroom and send it off. It’s covered by Medicare and available through prescription.
Dr. Oz: Eating Healthy Fat
Then, it was time for number one on the lists: the comeback of healthy fat. Both doctors and diet pros are incorporating healthy fats into their diet regimes. We used to think all fats were bad, but now we know how helpful healthy fats can be.
Dr. Oz talked to Marie, who lost 52 pounds over the last year, a remarkable transformation. She said her whole life, people told her low-fat and no-fat was the way to go. This year, she did a low-carb diet with healthy fats in her diet and it helped her lose all that weight. She also lowered her cholesterol to the point where she’s no longer on medication.
Marie makes special meatballs. She’s Italian, so she felt she needed her meatballs. Her meatballs are made with chicken and almond meal, instead of beef and bread crumbs. She also uses avocado instead of mayo in her tuna salad. Finally, she also makes a Low-Carb Chocolate Cannoli Cream recipe. Check out all of her recipes below!
Dr. Oz: Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe Ingredients
- 1 can tuna in water
- 1 small avacado
- 1/4 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 stalk of celery chopped
- 1/2 squeezed lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Dr. Oz: Avocado Tuna Salad Recipe Directions
- Combine all ingredients and serve on a lettuce slice.
Dr. Oz: Low-Carb Chocolate Cannoli Cream Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup full-fat ricotta cheese
- 2 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 packet of stevia
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Flaxseeds, for garnish
Dr. Oz: Low-Carb Chocolate Cannoli Cream Recipe Directions
- Combine all the ingredients and enjoy this delicious, healthy treat!
Dr. Oz: Low-Carb Italian Chicken Meatballs Recipe Ingredients
- 1 lb ground chicken breast
- 4 sprigs fresh parsley chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup ground almonds (almond meal)
- 4 tbsp grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
Dr. Oz: Low-Carb Italian Chicken Meatballs Recipe Directions
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients together and form 12 meatballs. Each one should be about the size of a golf ball.
- Saute the meatballs in a frying pan and brown them on all sides in some olive oil.
- Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite sauce and cheese. Feel free to make some nice zucchini noodles or rice noodles to go with this great dish.