YOU Docs: Q&A on Healthy vs. Unhealthy Foods
What are healthy foods versus unhealthy foods?
Lean protein: turkey, skinless chicken, fish
Unsaturated fats: olives and olive oil, fish oil, organic peanut butter, hummus, avocados, omega-3 fatty acids
Whole grain carbs: Whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, whole-wheat bread, chia seeds
Fiber: Oatmeal, fruits, vegetables
Enriched, bleached or refined flour
Syrups: such as high-fructose corn syrup (corn sugar)
Saturated fats: four-legged animal fat (like cows), two-legged animal skin (like chicken), coconut and palm oils
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Michael F. Roizen, MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He has co-founded 12 companies, including the popular websites RealAge.com and YOUBeauty.com.
Mehmet C. Oz, MD, is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His TV show—The Dr. Oz Show— recently won its third Emmy, with Dr. Oz his second as the best daytime talk show host.