Oprah’s favorite doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz provides a list of his favorite, most healthy foods that you should be stocking your pantry with. Here are Dr. Oz’s favorite foods:
Almonds make the best snack Dr Oz says, because they contain high amounts of fiber and protein that will keep you full. Oz recommends that you soak your almonds in water because it brings out their sweetness (which is great for those who like a sweeter treat).
Dr. Oz likes broccoli because he says it “is simply the best medicine we have. It gets toxins out of your liver like no other medicine or food on the planet.”
He likes green tea because it tastes great, gives you a nice boost because of the caffeine, supplies your body with healthy antioxidants, and even increases your metabolism.
He likes coffee because it is the number-one source of antioxidants for people in our society. He recommends few cups a day but prefers Green Tea because it provides a few additional nutrients that coffee does not.
Eggs are filling and are rich in valuable protein. Plus they are inexpensive. He recommends that you think beyond breakfast in terms of eating eggs. He recommends that you try omelets or frittatas for lunch and dinner.
This is what Dr. Oz himself has for breakfast each morning. It’s filling, contains fiber and other important nutrients, is inexpensive, and low calorie. Plus it goes great with a little brown sugar and fresh or frozen fruit. Add some protein and flavor by throwing a small handful of nuts on top.
Greek Yogurt (Low-Fat)
Try to find the low-fat Greek yogurt that does not have any added sugar. If you want to add some sweetness to it Dr. Oz recommends that you add honey or some fruit.
Dr. Oz doesn’t recommend that you eat any fruit products that are processed like chews or juice because they are high in sugar and missing valuable nutrients that the whole fruit contains (like fiber). Dr. Oz says “The sugar in fruit is naturally occurring, meaning it’s not man-made or artificially added, which makes it the healthiest sugar out there.”
Dr. Oz says that dark chocolate “counts as health food” because it contains natural chemicals called flavanoids which are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help your body fight off disease and also improves the function of your blood vessels. Try to get an ounce or two a day and make sure it’s 70% cocoa. Avoid milk chocolate because it’s really just “milk fat with a chocolate coating” says Dr. Oz.