The Drs: Salt Vs Sugar + Cauliflower Chicken Nuggets Recipe

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The Drs: Which Is Worse, Salt Or Sugar?

It was time for my favorite segment on The Doctors, Which is Worse? This time their Which is Worse segment came from a controversial study that attempts to get to the bottom of the shocking statistics of the number one killer: heart disease. The question is, which is worse: too much salt or too much sugar?

Dr Travis Stork said the study was conducted by St. Luke’s MidAmerica Heart Institute, which looked at animal studies and human research, finding that added sugar, particularly fructose, was worse than salt. Dr Jennifer Ashton said they’re both not great and for those at risk they’re particularly bad. She said the synthetic sugars are the bad ones, so if you’re eating fresh fruit, it’s good for you.

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Dr Stork also said it depends on the person, because some are salt-sensitive, and others can easily become addicted to sugar. Basically, either one in excess is bad for you.

The Drs: Healthier Skin Tips

The Drs: Salt Vs Sugar + Cauliflower Chicken Nuggets Recipe

The Doctors shared a recipe for Cauliflower Chicken Nuggets. (JIANG HONGYAN / Shutterstock.com)

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Dermatologist Dr Sandra Lee shared that we spend at least a third of our lifetime sleeping, so it’s the perfect opportunity to prevent premature aging. She suggested pumping up the peptides because those are the building blocks of amino acids, which are what create collagen. Collagen can add to the youthfulness and fullness in your skin.

Secondly, zap those zits with a topical medication and then thirdly, change your sleeping position to avoid swelling around your eyes. Sleep with your head propped up a little higher to avoid dark circles.

Dr Drew Ordon then suggested using exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells to make way for all the other great things you want to put on your skin like moisturizers and cleansers. Exfoliating your skin is like giving yourself a facial, which you can do with a Redefine MacroExfoliator that you can win by using the word “facial” on The Doctors website.

The Drs: Medical Tourism, Inside Man

For The Doctors News in 2:00, The Doctors discussed the trend of medical tourism, which will be discussed on the Thursday, January 29 episode of Inside Man with Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock traveled to Thailand seeking treatment for a shoulder injury, and ended up getting a lot more for less. In the episode, he explains how he got everything done for $3,000, when it would have cost $7,000-14,000 for an uninsured individual in the U.S. to get the same procedures.

The Drs: Sharon Osbourne Dementia

Sharon Osbourne recently learned that she has two to four gene mutations linked to dementia. She says she’s terrified she will develop Alzheimer’s Disease, which her father suffered from until he passed away. Some research connects the risk of developing Alzheimer’s with genetics. Osbourne cites her father, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher as mentally active people who battled the condition.

The Drs: Molly Sims Fit Pregnancy

News in 2:00 actually got a sneak peak at Fit Pregnancy‘s March cover shoot, where 41-year-old mother of two Molly Sims shared the details of both her pregnancies. She shared that she gained over 70 pounds with her first child and felt like she had the worst hangover with her current pregnancy. She said all the backaches, nausea, and tiredness all goes out the window once you half them.

The Drs: Cauliflower Chicken Nuggets

The Doctors Prescription of the Day was a healthy food swap. Dr Travis Stork shared cauliflower chicken nuggets that he says are surprisingly tasty. Dr Jim Sears said they actually taste like chicken nuggets! You can find the recipe below.

The Drs: Cauliflower Chicken Nuggets Recipe Ingredients

Recipe Credit: Girls Gone Sporty

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into pieces
  • 1 C whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Salt, pepper & other spices of choice (such as garlic powder or cayenne to add heat)
  • Dipping sauce of your choosing

The Drs: Cauliflower Chicken Nuggets Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix together bread crumbs and seasonings.
  3. Crack egg & mix with cauliflower until fully coated. To make it easier & a bit more fun, you could mix it all in a bag & shake it all over, just make sure the bag is sealed tight!
  4. Once the cauliflower is coated in the egg, add the breadcrumbs & shake it all up again!
  5. Pour cauliflower onto a baking sheet & bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  6. Cook until pieces are crispy, crunchy, and delicious!
  7. Dip pieces in whatever sauce you’re craving.

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