Dr. Oz: Top 5 Food Favorites
Dr. Oz talked about great fall favorites foods for this season, so that we know the best fall vegetables to scarf down this wonderful season. He called down Susan from the audience, who seemed either nervous or just not excited to be there.
She said her favorite fall vegetable is butternut squash and she has some nice recipes for the season. Dr. Oz said that some people are scarred by early childhood memories by fall foods. He said he was actually the victim of one himself!
Dr. Oz: Pears
Dr. Oz said that pears are great because they have a ton of fiber in them. They have twice the fiber of brown rice or bran cereal. Dr. Oz said he likes his pears sliced up on an English muffin with peanut butter or almond butter. He said a lot of people didn’t know how to eat pears or eat them when they’re not quite ripe. You want them to be a little soft, but not bruised.
Dr. Oz: Beets
Dr. Oz said the next one was beets. Beets were ruined for him as a child. He went to a public elementary school where they gave him beets and he said he didn’t like them at all. Beets can lower blood pressure and help the blood. Susan said she hates them as well. She thinks they taste like dirt.
Dr. Oz said it was his wife Lisa who helped him with beets. She made beet hummus. He said people should cook up the beets by boiling them and them put them in a food processor with store brought hummus. Pre-cooked beets are just as nutritious. Susan tried the beet hummus and said she couldn’t even taste the beets.
Dr. Oz: Winter Squash & Butternut Squash
Next up was winter squash. Dr. Oz had a pre-taped video from Produce Pete, who talked about the vegetable at a grocery store. He said winter squash was a super food full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and full of antioxidants. They’re good for the eyes, the skin, and the hair. Winter squash starts off shiny, but that’s when it’s not ripe. You want it to be dull. Produce Pete added that butternut squash is also great for you. You want a tan and long one of those.
Back in the studio, Dr. Oz switched out the very boring Susan with Rosemary. Rosemary had a delightful Jersey accent and said that she loves making squash. She also poked fun of Dr. Oz for accidentally holding his butternut squash in a way that embarrassed him. After trying to hold it several different ways, he handed it to another audience member to hold. She would use butternut squash for soups and winter squash for baking.
Dr. Oz: Broccoli
Then Dr. Oz walked away from Rosemary and it turned out boring Susan was still around. Susan said she doesn’t do anything creative with broccoli. She steams it and eats it with salt and olive oil. Come on, Susan! That’s the most boring way to eat the most boring vegetable.
Dr. Oz said that broccoli has 100 percent of all the Vitamin C you need if you eat it raw. When broccoli is fresh, the stem is stiff. When it’s older, the broccoli is bendable. You want the stiffness.