In a playful edition of Daily Dose, Dr. Oz discusses the facts of calcium:

  1. If you do not get enough calcium in your diet, your body will steal it from your bones.
  2. A lack of calcium in your diet can worsen the symptoms of PMS.
  3. The average woman contains up to 2 lbs. of calcium.

Good sources of calcium include:

  1. Whitebait fish (young herring)
  2. Dairy like yogurt and Limburger cheese
  3. Amaranth leaves, a leafy Jamaican vegetable loaded with calcium.
  4. Turnip leaves – saute the leaves with a small amount of salt and olive oil for an excellent fat-fighting meal.

Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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