Doctor Oz, 1/15/2018, revisits bread and shows a new study that says even though Americans eat less bread they are still gaining weight. Mark Schatzker comes to the show and says for almost 2 decades people have been told bread is a big contributing factor to weight gain. He says we have cut over 13 pounds a year out of our diet but in the last 15 years the average person has gained 13 pounds. Oz says it is time to put bread back on the menu in moderation. Should we really start eating more bread?
It seems Oz is forgetting about Dr. William Davis and his proven experiment where wheat caused blood sugar spikes just as bad as eating candy. This experiment focused on whole grain and processed grain wheat products. Oz seemed amazed at the result but how can he be promoting bread now?
Greek Yogurt Smoothies for Weight Loss and Health
Constipation Corrector Smoothie- This smoothie promises to make things flow out properly. Just mix 6 oz Greek yogurt, 1 medium banana, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup diced jicama, 1/2 cup diced pineapple, 1/2 cup nut milk, any type, 1 tbsp chopped ginger, and 1/2 cup ice and blend until smooth. This is not low in calories at 480 and probably should be used as a meal replacement.
Brain Boosting Greek Yogurt Smoothie- Oz says good fat has been shown to increase brain function. This brain boosting smoothie is made from 1 tbsp of wheat germ, 1/2 cup of orange, 1/2 cup of green apple, 1/2 cup of ice, 2 tbsp of flaxseeds, 1 cup of spinach and 6 ounces of Greek yogurt. Just blend together until smooth. No mention of calories on this one but it is loaded with healthy fats to keep the brain working properly.
Spirulina Immunity Boosting Smoothie- Green veggies like spirulina and spinach are known to help boost immunity, just mix 6 ounces Greek yogurt, half cup of spirulina, half a cup of spinach, 1 cup honeydew melon, a few tbsp of lime juice and blend until smooth.
Oz says dieting is about moderation, exercise and lifestyle changes. To successfully lose weight, a person must adapt to new eating habits and learn new ways to feel satisfied without feeling deprived.
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