Dr. Oz's Favorite Fall Recipes

Make the most of your autumn meals with these Oz-approved dishes.

Dr. Oz's Favorite Fall Recipes

The crispy leaves and cool weather mark the onset of fall, and that means it’s time to fill the fridge with a whole slew of fresh fruits and veggies. These Oz-approved ingredients boast a range of health benefits and natural flavors to keep your taste buds busy all season long.

Pomegranate Sangria


Don’t let their small size fool you. These naturally sweet seeds pack in a powerful antioxidant punch to help your body fight free radicals, toxins that often contribute to degenerative conditions and can inhibit your immune system.

\r\nIncorporate pomegranate the fun way and make sangria! Pomegranate is a great source of vitamins C and K, and the added red wine and blueberries add an extra antioxidant boost. Get the recipe here.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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