Viewers’ All-Time Favorite Tips

For the past two seasons, Dr. Oz has doled out an abundance of advice. Super-fans have written in and shared the tips that made a difference in their lives. These recommendations have helped viewers lose weight, prevent cancer and double their energy. Learn how you can follow their lead and improve your health.

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The tips that follow have significantly changed viewers’ lives. Learn how these simple tasks can make a difference in yours.

1. Agave Nectar as a Sugar Substitute

Can’t stop eating the sweet stuff? It turns out there’s plenty of science to explain why. Sugar can affect your brain chemistry in the same way as cocaine and heroin. The next time that you’re craving something sweet, try using agave nectar as a natural sugar substitute. Derived from a cactus plant, agave nectar is low on the glycemic index, which means that it has only a small effect on your insulin levels and blood glucose. The honey-like consistency of agave is sweeter than table sugar, so you can use less.

Click here to take Dr. Oz’s Sugar Detox Challenge to reduce the amount of sugar you’re consuming.

2. Konjac Root to Kill Food Cravings

Konjac root comes from the Asian konjac tree. Its main component is a soluble fiber called glucomannan. This fiber slows down how quickly the stomach empties after meals and helps you feel full longer. It also leads to a lower rise in blood sugar levels after eating and suppresses the liver from making cholesterol.

You can find konjac root in supplement form and also in Shiraktaki noodles. These thin, gelatinous noodles are made from konjac fibers. They are low in calories and flavorless, making them a great addition to a soup or broth.