Dr. Joel Fuhrman has become one of Dr. Mehmet Oz's most popular talk show guests because of his belief that you can lose weight by eating more nutrient-dense foods. On Dr. Oz's November 5 talk show, Dr. Fuhrman talked about his "Eat to Live" diet and dished up superfoods to protect you from disease. In addition, Dr. Oz discussed pesticide problems that result from current food industry practices.
What's the best way to battle disease? A healthy diet, says Dr. Fuhrman, author of "Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss" (click for details).
Dr. Fuhrman dished up four superfoods that he feels we all should eat:
- Butter lettuce
- Dried tomatoes
- Unsweetened dried pineapple
Try the recipe at the end of this article to learn more about incorporating these foods. You can also get more recipes from Dr. Fuhrman in his new cookbook: "Eat to Live Cookbook: 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, and Lifelong Health" (click for details).
Ever heard of the "Dirty Dozen?" It's a famous movie - but it's also a list of the foods highest in pesticide residue, warns Dr. Oz. Among those foods: Apples, strawberries, potatoes and peaches. Be sure to wash and peel those foods carefully, as well as other fruits and veggies with skins.
The good news: There's also a "Clean Fifteen" list, which contains the foods lowest in pesticide residue. Among those foods: Avocado, cantaloupe, grapefruit, corn and papayas. As you'll note, those foods all have protective skins.
You can get a complete guide to the dirty dozen and clean fifteen from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which also has an app.
Now let's get to the tasty treat: Strawberry Pineapple Sorbet concocted by Dr. Fuhrman.
Ingredients to make 2 servings
- 4 slices unsweetened and unsulfured dried pineapple
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 (10-oz) bag frozen strawberries
- 1 cup sliced fresh, organic strawberries (optional)
Directions: Soak dried pineapple in orange juice for a few hours or overnight. Chop dried pineapple, add to a high-powered blender along with frozen strawberries, and blend until smooth.
Blend all ingredients, except fresh strawberries, in a high-powered blender.
Pour into sorbet glasses and, if desired, top with sliced, fresh strawberries.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
- Calories: 150
- Sodium: 12 mg
- Total Fat: 0.5 g
- Fiber: 4.9 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Carbohydrate: 38 g
- Beta-Carotene: 64 ug
- Vitamin C: 132 mg
- Calcium: 49 mg
- Iron: 1.5 mg
- Folate: 60 ug
- Magnesium: 32 mg
- Zinc: 0.3 mg
- Selenium: 1.3 ug