Dr Oz: Grocery Store Scams
Are you getting taken for a ride when you visit the grocery store? To help you avoid the latest tricks and shopping blunders, Dr Oz invited Shopsmart Magazine’s Lisa Lee Freeman back to the show with advice on fruit artificial ingredients and Omega 3s in dairy products.
Dr Oz: Grocery Store Deceptive Marketing
Some of the tricks happening at your grocery store don’t offer any health benefits, but are a waste of money designed to trick you with marketing. Products that might claim to be good for you could really just be good for the store. See if any of these tricks sound familiar.
Dr Oz: Omega 3s in Dairy
Lisa Lee Freeman said that you will often seen Omega 3s in dairy products, such as milk, eggs, and butter substitutes. Is this a good thing? Maybe you think you need Omega 3 fatty acids in your diet, and you’re probably right. But you are wasting your money trying to get them from dairy products. Instead, go to fish sources or supplements.
Dr Oz: ALA Vs DHA Omega 3
What’s the big deal about different types of Omega 3s? Here is a quick breakdown between ALA Omega 3s in dairy products and other food sources compared to DHA Omega 3 sources.
ALA Omega 3s must be converted by the body to DHA so that you can get the nutritional benefits in your diet. DHA sources, such as supplements and fish, are already converted and easy for the body to process naturally.
Dr Oz: Fruit Artificial Ingredients
When you see a product on the shelf that claims to have a fruit flavor, be sure to take a closer look. Most baking mixes, such as cake mix or pancakes, have fruit artificial ingredients or flavors, which means there is nothing healthy or nutritious in the mix from real fruit. It’s just a way stores and manufacturers save money, leaving you with no nutritional benefits.
Will you be looking a little closer at your supermarket labels and offerings on your next shopping trip? Are you surprised to learn about these tricks?