Dr Oz: Finding The Right Snack For You + Pistachio Nuts


Dr Oz: Selecting Healthy Snacks

Dr Oz wanted to have a little fun with food for one segment, explaining that he was going to create a sort-of dating profile for different foods to find out if we would select them or pass on them. This would work the same way the dating app Tinder does, in that you swipe right if you like what you see, and swipe left if you don’t. He would be showing snack profile as if they were on tinder.


Dr Oz: Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Dr Oz: Finding The Right Snack For You + Pistachio Nuts

Dr Oz took a closer look at a few popular snacks to explain which ones are better than the others. (geishaboy / Flickr)

First, he pulled up a profile for kettle cooked potato chips. The profile said “we can cuddle up together with a good movie. I’m more sophisticated than the other chips. I’ve been told I look healthier, too.” The audience was pretty mixed on whether they would swipe right, and Dr Oz then revealed that kettle cooked chips have 160 calories per serving, as well as 9 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein. He said “this is sort-of like a guy who’s got a really fancy car but you’re not quite sure if they can pay the bills.”


Dr Oz: Should You Pass On The Granola?

As for granola, its profile said “I tend to be a ‘lil nutty at first, but I’m super sweet. People say I’m pretty healthy. Definitely the outdoorsy type.” The audience all liked granola, saying they would swipe right, but the woman helping Dr Oz said she would swipe left and throw it out. It turns out she was correct because there are 226 calories per serving with 9 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein. Dr Oz said granola looks outdoorsy but it’s more of a couch potato.

Dr Oz: Is Movie Theater Popcorn Healthy?

The profile for movie theater popcorn read “I may start off simple, but when things heat up I really come out of my shell You can’t just have one of me.” We should definitely be swiping left on that profile! Movie theater popcorn can have 664 calories per serving with 31 grams of fat and 13 grams of protein. Dr Oz suggested bringing your own from home.

Dr Oz: Snacking On Pistachios

Lastly, Dr Oz looked at pistachio nuts, who’s profile read “I’m just your type, and I get it crackin’. You can never get enough of me.” The audience wanted to go right while his helper wanted to swipe left. Dr Oz then showed that pistachios have 562 calories per serving plus 45 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein, which shocked everyone. Dr Oz said even though they’re high in calories, they’re loaded with good fats and protein, so you “ought to settle down with pistachios.”

Dr Oz: You Are What You Eat

Before the end of his show, Dr Oz showed Roberta, who was standing behind a human diagram made up of food, to represent the saying “you are what you eat.” Roberta said if she could be any food out there, she would be peanut butter. If you could be one food, what would you be? I don’t know specifically but I guarantee I would turn into some sort of breakfast food!


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