Life got ducky on Dr. Mehmet Oz's September 16 talk show as he welcomed the cast of "Duck Dynasty." Dr. Oz asked the cast to share the holistic secrets of their healthy family. Plus: Get Dr. Oz's ultimate list of five essential supplements, including the only one that you really need.
Dr. Oz talked with the "Duck Dynasty" Robertson family about how they maintain their health, including the role that family plays in their emotional and spiritual health. Here are the Robertson family's tips that Dr. Oz applauds:
- Drink tea. It's high in antioxidants.
- Eat together as a family. The "Duck Dynasty" family prays together at dinner and believe in the power of love and faith.
- When it comes to meat, consider wild game. Dr. Oz says it is leaner than traditional meats.
In addition to clucking with the "Duck Dynasty" family, Dr. Oz tackled the topic of supplements. Last season, he became infamous for featuring way too many supplements, from weight loss products like green coffee bean extract to appetite suppressants such as saffron. Now Dr. Oz is taking a more practical approach. On his September 16 show, he unveiled the one most essential supplement: A multivitamin.
Dr. Oz recommends these tips for choosing and taking the right multivitamin:
- Make sure it includes vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as potassium, zinc and iodine.
- It should contain 100% of your daily value of most vitamins and minerals. Avoid megavitamins that may contain dangerously high levels of vitamins and minerals. (Our tip: You can save money by seeking generic versions of name brands, such as Kirkland Signature Daily Multi Vitamins & Minerals Tablets - click for details.)
- To maximize absorption, split your vitamin in two and take half in the morning and half in the evening.
In addition to the multivitamin, Dr. Oz suggests:
- 600 mg of calcium with 400 mg of magnesium daily
- 1000 IU of vitamin D daily (Our tip: Some vitamin D tablets are hard to swallow. Try a chewable one, such as Nature Made Adult Chewable D 1,000 I.U. Tablet - click for details.)
- Take 600 mg of DHA daily (omega-3 fatty acids)
- If you are a woman who may get pregnant, Dr. Oz recommends an additional 400-800 micrograms daily of folic acid.