The Drs: Garlic & Onions, Raw Or Cooked?
The Doctors explained that in some cases, temperature really does matter when it comes to your vegetables. There are some vegetables that are more nutrient-dense when they’re slightly cooked, and others that are most beneficial when eaten raw. They wanted to play a game called “Cook It or Crunch It” to put everyone to the test. As for garlic and onions, they’re best eaten raw if you want the nutrients from them. There’s a nutrient in garlic that gets deactivated within a minute of cooking it that is otherwise incredibly beneficial for your immune system.
The Drs: Should You Cook Tomatoes & Carrots?
As for tomatoes, the audience was divided, and Dr Drew Ordon said it’s better to cook them. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which prevents cancer, is good for your skin, and great for heart health. Slightly cooking tomatoes “turbo-charges” the lycopene.
As for carrots, you should cook those as well because they contain beta carotene. When you cook the carrots, more of the beta carotene is converted in the body into vitamin A. Carrots are also really great for your eyes.
The Drs: Fighting Over Over Temperature
The Doctors then shared that studies have shown that female extremities are usually at a colder temperature than men. Dr Travis Stork said couples often battle over the thermostat and the covers when they go to bed. Dr Rachael Ross said she enjoys using a down comforter but thinks men need to be a little more understanding and let women “win the war on warmth.” Warmth was the word of the day and you can use the word “warmth” to win a $100 gift card to Secret Sweater, which fits easily anywhere to keep you warm whenever you need it.
Who wins the war in your home over the thermostat?
The Drs: Tom Brokaw ‘A Lucky Life Interrupted’
The Doctors then shared the latest news in their News in 2:00 segment. They started with news that in 2013, Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and in his new book A Lucky Life Interrupted, he’s opened up about his struggle with cancer. In a recent interview, the 73-year-old said he had often wondered how he would react to this sort of news, saying “Now I know family first.” Brokaw’s cancer is in remission and his book will be available May 12.
The Drs: Cobie Smulders Women’s Health Magazine
Cobie Smulders went topless for the new cover of Women’s Health magazine. She just gave birth two months ago, and didn’t seem to have too hard of a time getting her pre-pregnancy body back. She admitted that she’s a big fan of cheese, but clearly eats a healthy diet.
The Drs: Sofia Vergara & Nick Loeb Embryo Lawsuit
The Doctors then shared that Sofia Vergara‘s former fiance Nick Loeb has filed a lawsuit against Vergara to keep her from destroying two female embryos the pair conceived through IVF during their engagement. The couple decided the embryos would be thawed out in the event of their deaths, but there was never a plan in the event of a separation. Vergara has yet to make a statement about the lawsuit.
Do you think Nick Loeb has a right to those embryos?
The Drs: Save Calories By Sleeping More
The Doctors then shared that you can save yourself about 200 calories by simply going to sleep. Dr Travis Stork said according to new research, losing just a half hour of sleep a night can cause you to eat more calories throughout the day. Try some yoga before bed or some tea to help you relax and get a good night’s rest.
How do you unwind in order to get to sleep at night?