Dr Oz: Amy Robach Energy Booster
Dr Oz got some of the best early morning secrets from the best early morning risers: TV news hosts. He started with Amy Robach from Good Morning America. She shared that she wakes up at 4:15 every morning and brings with her a coffee from home. Then she makes another cup of coffee in her office before having another cup when she goes on set. She drinks three cups and they’re all black.
Dr Oz explained that caffeine can trigger hormone releases like adrenaline, which can increase blood pressure and your heart rate, giving you a lot of energy. Coffee is actually giving you an advance on the energy you have stored in your body, so it can also deplete your energy if you have too much of it. He said coffee is fine, but try not to have more than 200-300 mg, or three cups, in one day.
Dr Oz: Lester Holt Breakfast Routine
Dr Oz then heard from Lester Holt from Today Show, who shared that he works on the weekend and is up at 4 a.m. He starts off with fresh water and lemon to hydrate and cleanse out the system, as well as green tea. He also likes plain Greek yogurt with blueberries.
Dr Oz loves the water trick but said he really likes the Greek yogurt with blueberries because that’s what he eats for breakfast. Yogurt has magnesium, which gives you energy.
Dr Oz: Sam Champion Morning Tip
Dr Oz then got a tip from weatherman Sam Champion about his secret for a 3 a.m. wake-up call. He said he tries to get 7-8 hours of sleep, and uses coffee to get himself out a haze. He also likes to eat a breakfast of oatmeal or egg whites to fuel himself up. Dr Oz said protein and fiber are the way to go and will keep you full.
Dr Oz: Truth About Germs
Dr Oz then switched gears a bit to share two “nasty truths.” He said a lot of people fear their sick co-workers and tend to stay a little farther away from them when they come into work, but the reality is that you should avoid the stuff they touch. The bacteria can spread within four hours of their arrival.
The next perceived danger is airplane toilets, while the real danger is in-flight armrests. He said someone cleans the toilet, while no one really cleans the arm rests. MRSA can stay on an arm rest for up to six days. Always wash down both!