Dr Oz: Multivitamin Recommendation
Coconut water has gradually become more and more popular due to its health benefit claims, but is it something you should add to your diet? Dr. Oz says that coconut water made its first appearance in the U.S. back in 2004 and has been lining store shelves, but it is time to find out if it really is good for you or if you should stick to plain old H2O.
Dr Oz: Coconut Water Health Benefits
Coconut water is actually a clear liquid that forms inside of young coconuts and should never be confused with coconut milk, which comes from more mature, brown coconuts. Dr. Oz revealed a few of the health benefits of drinking coconut water!
- Boosts energy naturally.
- Helps lower blood pressure due to high levels of potassium that keep your blood vessels flexible.
- Helps rebuild lean muscle, which is important for burning calories.
Dr Oz: Coconut Water Buying Guide
Dr. Oz says the trick is to know which coconut water to buy because many of them are loaded with added sugar and calories.
Here are his coconut water buying guidelines:
- Label states ‘No added Sugars’
- Unflavored or plain
- No more than 50 calories per serving
- No more than 2 servings per day
- Drink in the morning, for an afternoon slump, or after a workout
Dr Oz: Are Multivitamins Necessary?
Recent headlines have caused a firestorm due to claims that supplements do not work and may even cause more harm than good, so Dr. Oz invited Dr. Joseph Mercola to weigh in on the controversial reports that have many in the medical community up in arms. Dr. Mercola, an alternative medicine provider, says he is outraged by recent studies that claim nutritional supplement do not work. He says the first problem is that the study was performed with affluent people and the second problem is that most Americans do not eat enough vegetables.
Even though Dr. Mercola sells supplements on his website, he has always believed that they are meant to be used in addition to, not in place of, a healthy diet. Dr. Oz tends to agree because he says most of us do not get all the nutrients we need from food, so taking a multivitamin is a good way to achieve optimum health.
Dr Oz: How to Take a Multivitamin
Dr. Oz says everyone in his family takes a multivitamin, including himself, so he shared his guidelines to follow when taking them for yourself.
- Label should include Vitamins A-E, K, Potassium, Zinc and Iodine
- No megadoses
- 2,500 IU Vitamin A
- 30 IU Vitamin E
- Split pill into 2 doses, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Dr Oz: Human Donor Lunch Box
Dr. Oz has some great health ideas he found on Pinterest this week and he wants to share them with you.
- Use Greek Yogurt in a Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for added protein.
- Eat 2-ingredient pancakes that are packed with protein. Just eggs and a banana for a quick and healthy breakfast.
- Use Olive Oil mixed with Brown Sugar to exfoliate any dry area of skin.
- Prevent others from stealing your lunch by packing it in a Human Donor Lunch Box.