Dr Oz: C.R.A.P Diet For Constipation
Dr Oz shared an “Ask Oz: Mom Edition” segment. The first mom said her daughters are constipated constantly and she’s tried everything from hydration to over-the-counter medications. Dr Oz said children’s bowel movements can be erratic, but you want them to be smooth. A safe all-natural constipation solution is called the C.R.A.P diet. C.R.A.P stands for cherries, raisins, apricots, and prunes.
All of those foods are great sources of fiber, and you should start by giving your kids one serving a day, eventually getting up to two or three servings a day.
Dr Oz: How Much Sleep Do Kids Need?
Next, Dr Oz heard from a mom on Facebook who said she had a teenager, a middle schooler, and a second grader, and it seems like their sleep schedules never match up. She knows sleep is important but wondered how much sleep her kids actually needed.
Dr Oz shared that Sleep Health just came out with recommendations. They recommend that toddlers get 11-14 hours of sleep each day and preschoolers get 10-13 hours of sleep. Kids ages 6 to 13 years old should get 9-11 hours of sleep. By the time they’re teenagers, they need 8-10 hours of sleep.
Dr Oz: Trick For Picky Eaters
Next, Dr Oz heard from a woman named Atia, whose daughter refuses to eat anything green. She’s concerned her daughter isn’t getting proper nutrients and doesn’t know what to do to help with her picky eater. Dr Oz suggested she use sneaky cooking.
Dr Oz explained that he made mac n cheese with cauliflower and spinach and blueberry brownies. Three kids were trying the foods and said they actually loved them. He then shared that one easy way to make sure your kids are getting the nutrients they need is to give them a multivitamin. You can find a recipe for the healthier brownies below.
Dr Oz: Hidden Ingredient Brownies Recipe Ingredients
- 10 oz bag frozen, chopped spinach – defrosted
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 C grapeseed oil
- 10 oz bag frozen blueberries – defrosted
- 1 box brownie mix
- 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
Dr Oz: Hidden Ingredient Brownies Recipe Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Puree the thawed blueberries & spinach together until smooth
- Put one cup of the mixture into a mixing bowl & freeze the other cup for another use
- Combine the puree, brownie mix, eggs, chocolate chips, and oil until smooth
- Pour the batter into an ungreased 8×8 baking dish and bake for 50 minutes