The Dr. Oz Show
Airdate: November 2, 2012
Dr. Oz's Ultimate Shopping List
- Items to get at the health food store
- Shop to blast belly fat, butt fat, and all over fat
- Packaged food shopping list to save time and inches from your waist
- Life saving products at the dollar store
- Apps to save money while shopping
Dr. Oz says he's got the only shopping list you'll ever need from the grocery store to the drug store to save money, save time, and save inches from your waist.
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Dr. Oz's Ultimate Shopping List
Dr. Oz wants to make your life easier by giving you his ultimate shopping list. He assembled a dream team from his medical unit, a nutritionist, a consumer expert and an ER doctor to find the best of the best products that will stream line your shopping while providing healthy meals and snacks without spending a lot.
Dr. Oz Goes Shopping At The Health Food Store
Dr. Oz started his shopping trip at the health food store because people often are unsure of what to buy there. He's got four products to support weight loss and fight fatigue.
Dr. Oz At the Health Food Store: Lesser Evil's Chia Crisps
First up is a super chip for weight loss. Dr. Phillip Blanc, MD, Mount Sinai Medical Center, explained that heart attack and stroke have both been linked to being over weight. Dr. Blanc recommends eating Lesser Evil's Chia Crisps which come in a variety of flavors. Each serving is about 22 chips and has only 110 calories. Dr. Blanc says you can have two servings a day.
Dr. Oz At the Health Food Store: Cacao Nibs
Lisa Lee Freeman, Editor of Shopsmart Magazine, recommends shopping for cacao nibs at the health food store. Cacao nibs are the raw material that chocolate is made from. They come as little bits of unsweetened chocolate – many say they have a bitter flavor. Cacao nibs do not add much chocolate flavor but they do provide a big crunch. Dr. Oz said cacao nibs can support healthy blood pressure levels in as little as two weeks. Ms. Freeman recommends eating 1/3 daily. Add cacao nibs to yogurt, to top ice cream, in trail mix and even in soups and stews.
Dr. Oz At the Health Food Store: Sweet Balance Cinnamon Spread
Samantha Heller, Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at CT Griffin Hospital, says Sweet Balance Cinnamon Spread is reminiscent of cinnamon sugar toast. Sweet Balance is an alternative to butter with less saturated fat than butter and it comes in different flavors. Use Sweet Balance to cook and to bake. It's vegan too.
Dr. Oz At the Health Food Store: Bee Pollen
Dr. Oz's choice at the health food store is bee pollen for energy. This fatigue fighter comes as granules and Dr. Oz says to start by eating ¼ teaspoon daily. He likes to mix bee pollen into yogurt. It will be slightly sweet and provides an energy boost.
Dr. Oz: Shop To Blast Belly Fat
Belly fat is all about stress hormones. The body stores fat in the belly in case those calories are needed later. Getting a hold on stress will support blasting that belly fat.
Dr. Oz Blast Belly Fat with Kale
In the product aisle, Dr. Oz said you can blast belly fat with kale. Eat ½ cup of kale daily as a salad alternative or lightly sauteed as a side dish. Kale is rich in antioxidants and fiber. Kale chips are easy to make and are a great crunchy swap for potato chips without the fat.
Dr. Oz Blast Belly Fat with Pomegranate juice
Dr. Oz recommends drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice a day to reduce bloating.
Dr. Oz: Shop to Blast Butt Fat
It's the first area to gain weight and the last area to loose it. Dr. Oz says dairy products provide calcium which supports the body in getting rid of fat cells and prevents the storage of fat.
Dr. Oz Blast Butt Fat with Mini Baby Bell Light Cheese
Mini Baby Bell cheeses come in convenient snack portions making it an easy on-the-go food. Eat one wedge a day.
Dr. Oz Blast Butt Fat with Low-Fat Buttermilk
Buttermilk is what's left over after making butter. Dr. Oz recommends drinking one cup of buttermilk a day, he says it tastes like yogurt. Buttermilk can also be used in place of high calorie sour cream and mayo and can also be used as a salad dressing.
Dr. Oz: Shop to Blast All Body Fat
The key is to speed up the metabolism and stay full all day is whole grains. Dr. Oz has two whole grain products that can help you create healthy meals that also support weight loss.
Dr. Oz Blast All Over Fat with Buckwheat Pasta
Buckwheat pasta is high in fiber as well as protein to keep you full longer so you don't know you're dieting. Eat one cup daily of buckwheat pasta. It comes in various shapes for variety.
Dr. Oz Blast All Over Fat with Polenta
Polenta is ground corn, also called grits or corn meal, that is rich in complex carbohydrates. Dr. Oz says to eat one cup daily as a soft oatmeal-like dish or toasted like a pizza top with veggies for a healthy meal.
Dr. Oz: Shops For Healthy Packaged Foods
While packaged food is not the preferred way to get your meals it certainly makes things easier when you're pressed for time. Dr. Oz asked Ms. Heller to pick the healthiest packaged meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to save time, provide a healthy meal, and save inches from your waist.
Dr. Oz Best Packaged Breakfast: De Wafelbakkers' All-Natural Sweet Potato Pancakes
De Wafelbakker's offer quick to make sweet potato pancakes that also contain spelt, a whole grain similar to wheat. The fiber and protein content supported balanced blood sugar levels and can help to reduce cravings. One serving of sweet potato pancakes have 160 calories, 4g of protein, 3g of fat and run about $3 per box.
Dr. Oz Best Packaged Lunch: Vitalicious Vita-Pizza
There is such a thing as healthy frozen pizza, said Ms. Heller. Vitalicious healthy pizza comes in a single serving size with vegetarian “fake” pepperoni and veggies that's easy to heat up and eat for a healthy lunch that will keep you full until dinner. Each serving has 190 calories, 15g of protein, and 19g of fiber.
Dr. Oz Best Packaged Dinner: Laura's Lean Beef Pot Roast Au Jus
Ms. Heller said she has found a healthy red meat packaged meal with Laura's Lean Beef Pot Roast. Add Garden Lites' Roasted Vegetable Souffle to provide vegetables for a healthy packaged meal that looks homemade. One serving of both products is 250 calories, 26g of protein, and 4g of fiber.
Click the links to read posts from Ms. Heller's previous appearances on The Dr. Oz Show:
Dr. Oz Goes Shopping At The Drug Store
Dr. Oz has made it easy to shop at the drug store with his simple shopping list.
Dr. Oz At the Drug Store: Witch Hazel
Apply witch hazel with a cotton ball to rough skin or oily skin and even acne-prone skin. Witch hazel is great to sooth insect bites, itches, and rashes.
Dr. Oz At the Drug Store: Ginger Chews
To support digestive issues, Dr. Oz recommends having ginger chews in hand. Ginger chews work as an on the go all purpose digestive soother and can support bloating, cramping, nausea, and gas. Ginger chews can also curbs cravings and play a role in healthy inflammation in the digestive tract.
Dr. Oz At the Drug Store: Epsom Salt
For aches and pains, Dr. Oz says to keep epsom salts on hand and the best part is that they don't expire. Two cups epsom salt in a warm bath can sooth away body aches, relieve sore muscles as well as reduce swelling and bruising. If you don't want to take a bath, soak a towel in warmed epsom salt water and place on the sore area.
Dr. Oz At the Drug Store: Personal Steam Inhaler
A personal steam inhaler can help reduce allergy symptoms, explained Dr. Oz. Humidity in the steamed air is inhaled and eases muscles in the nose and throat allowing for the mucus to breakdown and be removed from the body. Use for 5 to 10 minutes or go longer. Cost is about $20.
Dr. Oz Goes Shopping At The Big Box Store
Shopping at big box stores can help save as much as $600 per year if you know what to look for. Ms. Freeman says you can save lots of money if you buy the store brands, as much as 25% savings. Be wary of the big bags of food, especially fresh foods, which can go bad quickly.
Dr. Oz at the Big Box Store: Daily Multivitamin
Multivitamins have a long shelf life so Ms. Freeman says you can buy in bulk because you take it everyday. Buying at the big box store can save about $40 a year on multivitamins. Dr. Oz said to read the label and be sure the multivitamin contains the alphabet of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and D at about the 100% of the daily recommended value. Don't get the mega doses, Dr. Oz explained, because the body just can't process the high levels and therefore it becomes a waste.
Ms. Freeman said it's not a good buy to get pain relievers and antacids in bulk because people are not using them daily and they'll expire before using it all. Instead, get the generic brands at the drug store which are the same quality as the name brand.
Dr. Oz at the Big Box Store: Organic Chicken Breasts
You can stop complaining about Dr. Oz recommending organic meat all the time if you shop at the warehouse store. Buy organic chicken breast in bulk then freeze they'll stay fresh in the freezer for up to a year. Big box stores charge about $4.99 a pound for bulk chicken breasts. A family of four can save about $400 a year and reduce exposure to GMO's and pesticides.
Dr. Oz at the Big Box Store: Glasses and Contact Lenses
This tip surprised Dr. Oz, save tons of money on eye glasses and contact lenses at the big box stores. Ms. Freeman said her team compared pricing of 18 eye glasses retails and found that Sam's Club and Costco did well in all the important areas of price, quality, and service. Ms. Freeman said you save $40 to $60 on eye glasses and on contacts the savings can be up to $150 a year. Full eye exams cost under $50 at big box stores.
Dr. Oz Shops The Dollar Store
Dr. Blanc is back to share how to shop smart for life-saving products at the dollar store. What really gets Dr. Blanc is that people visit the ER for issues that could have been easily prevented at home.
Dr. Oz Shops the Dollar Store for First-Aid Kits
First-aid kits are so inexpensive it makes sense to have a kit in the home, one in the car, and another at work.
Dr. Oz Shops the Dollar Store for Anti-Slip Mats
Nine million ER visits annually are because of unintentional falls. Anti-slip mats can be laid in places in the house where the floor can be wet, such as the bathroom and kitchen, to prevent falls.
Dr. Oz Shops the Dollar Store for Electric Socket Covers
Curious toddlers can be protected from electrocution with inexpensive socket covers.
Dr. Oz Shops the Dollar Store for 7-Day Pill Holder
Dr. Oz says at $1 each a 7-day pill holder is a steal. To prevent overdosing and to prevent forgetting, even prevent mistakes a pill box is a great tool.
Dr. Oz Shops the Dollar Store for Clothespins
Clothespins are Dr. Blanc's personal favorite first-aid tool. During a nose bleed, add pressure to front of nose with a clothespins to encourage blood clotting. If the nose is still bleeding after 10 minutes then go to the ER.
Dr. Oz: Best Apps To Save Money
Dr. Oz Best Money Saving Apps: RedLaser
RedLaser is a free app for the smartphone that scan a product bar code and give a price comparison to stores nearby.
Dr. Oz Best Money Saving Apps: ShortCuts
ShortCuts is a coupon website for over 1,200 stores. The is searchable too by location and product.
Dr. Oz Best Money Saving Apps: Coupon Sherpa
Coupon Sherpa is another coupon website with a huge list of national stores. When you go shopping, pull up coupons on your smartphone then give the cashier your phone to scan the bar code for a coupon.
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