Dr. Oz’s Favorite Summer Drinks

Need a quick way to beat the heat this summer? Try any of these Oz-approved drinks for a nutritious and delicious way to stay cool and hydrated.

Dr. Oz’s Favorite Summer Drinks

By Toni Gasparis

Need a quick way to beat the heat this summer? Try any of these Oz-approved drinks for a nutritious and delicious way to stay cool and hydrated.


Green Tea Lemonade

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants to deliver a power punch to your body: reducing your cancer risk, helping your memory and even assisting weight loss. Squeeze in some lemon and throw in some ice to enjoy on-the-go on those hot summer days. Get the quick and easy 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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