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Dr. Oz says mulberries block sugar, cut cravings, plus energizing skinny snacks

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Calling it the newest health food sensation, Dr. Mehmet Oz says that he has discovered a superfood that acts as a sugar blocker. On his Dec. 30 talk show, he explained how white mulberry can help you battle diabetes, cut carbohydrate cravings, protect your heart and even lower your cholesterol. Plus: Get Dr. Oz's tips for weight loss snacks to boost your energy throughout the day.

So what exactly is white mulberry? Dr. Oz explained its benefits:

  • Dried mulberries are low in sugar, yet they can satisfy your sweet tooth to satisfy your cravings.
  • High in antioxidants, white mulberries can protect your heart.
  • Protein-rich and fiber-rich, the little fruits can lower your cholesterol and improve your digestion.
  • A compound in white mulberries can help prevent diabetes by blocking sugar digestion and controlling your blood sugar.

You can choose from a variety of ways to use this powerhouse food:

In addition, Dr. Oz has the skinny on how to overcome fatigue at different points in the day:

  • Conquer morning fatigue with a latte to get protein and caffeine combined.
  • Overcome afternoon fatigue with the scent of peppermint. Try aromatherapy candles, for example, or even chew peppermint gum.
  • So tired after dinner that you can't turn on the "Dr. Oz Show" for help? Choose a dessert rich in magnesium such as bananas spread with peanut butter.
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