The Drs TV: Man Uses Social Media As Memory
The Doctors shared that for one man, his cell phone is his lifeline. In 2010, while visiting his parents, one man went for a run. While he was running, he was hit by a car and since then, his memory has been compromised. He has a hard time remembering what he did yesterday or the day before, as well as the last time he saw his friend, and things like that. To remind himself of what he’s done or what he has to do, he uses his phone’s calendar and his email. He also uses Twitter and calls it his memory. He doesn’t have any followers, it’s a private account, and he uses it just like he would his memory, to help him remember things. He’s been using those methods since the end of 2010.
His name is Tom and he says he “downloads his memory” once a month. He also shared that because he speaks Korean as well, sometimes things he downloads are in Korean. Tom also shared that he backs up everything so that he won’t use it. Dr Drew Ordon wanted to know how it works with dating. He said he’s open about his situation, and said people are flattered that he includes them in what he puts in his memory.
Dr Travis Stork wondered if he would remember being on the show when he wakes up the next morning, and he said you tend to have an easier time remembering big events and given that he’s on national television, he’s likely to remember it. The Doctors surprised him with a brand new iPhone 6.
The Doctors: Sugary Breakfast Foods
The Doctors then shared that you may be shocked to know just how much sugar you’re eating and where it’s coming from. They welcomed JJ Virgin, author JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, to the show to share hidden sources of sugar that you should be aware of. JJ explained that it’s all about the type of yogurt you choose, because a regular yogurt with fruit on the bottom can have as much sugar in it as an ice cream cone and a half. There’s 24-26 grams of sugar in just one of those yogurt containers!
She said to instead start your day with Greek yogurt and fresh berries.
The Drs TV: Green Drink Sugar Content + Healthy Swap
As for a green drink, it can have just as much if not more sugar than a soda, with one having about 56 grams of sugar, which is the same as four ice cream cones. She suggested having kale and spinach in your green drink. She said have a green drink with spinach, kale or chard, rather than apples, pineapple, and mango. Watch your fruit content.
As for breakfast, apple juice has more fructose than a soda, so avoid that. She said to start your day with a protein shake because if you start with a bowl of cereal with banana, as well as milk and apple juice, you’re looking at a total of 59 grams of sugar. If you consume a protein shake made with coconut milk, you’d be consuming less than 4 grams of sugar.
The Doctors: All Sugar Not Created Equal
JJ then explained that all sugar is not created equal. She said apples are different than apple juice and bananas are different than a candy bar because you’re getting fiber and nutrient density in those healthy foods, rather than a sudden hit of sugar. A good low-sugar cereal option would be to put whole grain cereal on top of Greek yogurt with some walnuts.