The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz’s eldest daughter and cohost of ABC’s hit show The Chew, believes that healthy whole foods promote joy – not only at the dinner table but in every part of our lives. And she knows just how far diet can go, having permanently shed 30 pounds herself. In her newest book Relish, chockfull of recipes, Daphne shares her advice on how to achieve a healthy and happy life, reminding eaters that there’s no better time to start living well than right now. And she most certainly practices what she preaches. Keep reading to get a closer look inside Daphne’s fridge.
Dr. Oz would definitely approve! Here are the highlights:
Coconut water is filled with electrolytes that can help hydrate and replenish your body. If you want hydration after serious exercise, choose one that delivers at least 110 mg of sodium per serving.
Fresh strawberries are an amazing superfood. The antioxidant properties in these fruits can prevent your body from aging – on the inside and out. Bonus: Eating strawberries can help whiten your teeth!
Eggs can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy diet. One egg has just 70 calories, but packs 6 grams of high quality protein, more than a dozen vitamins, minerals, and nutrients like choline (important for a healthy brain and nervous system).
Dark, leafy greens are a particular nutritional standout. Calorie for calorie, dark leafy greens are one the most concentrated sources of nutrition. They are rich in minerals (iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium) and vitamins (K, C, E and some B vitamins), and they provide a variety of phytonutrients, including beta-carotene and lutein.
Hot sauce is a weight-loss secret weapon. The capsaicin it contains raises your body temperature, which may boost your metabolism.
Nuts are amazing and so are their healthy fats. They’ve been shown to help boost heart health and keep weight down. When it comes to nut butters, stick with those that have one to two ingredients; for example, almonds, or almonds and salt.
Want more? Take a look at Daphne’s family photo album and see what it was like to grow up in the Oz family. And be sure to read an excerpt from Daphne’s book, Relish, An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun.