What You Should Eat Daily
Dr. Roizen says the keys to looking younger and staying healthy are found in certain foods you should eat every day, and other foods you should eat several times a week.
"Don't make the mistake of 'whole wheat' being 'whole grain,'" Oprah says. "There is a difference. It should say whole grain."
Dr. Roizen cautions against eating foods like corn too often, because the body absorbs sugar differently. He says it is important to eat some fat, like nuts, before eating sugars. "Having the walnuts or almonds a little bit before you have [sugar] slows your stomach from emptying," Dr. Roizen advises. "One, you feel full and you don't eat as much. And, two, because sugar's absorbed after the stomach, in the intestine, you keep your blood sugar level more constant."
Dr. Roizen says you just have to remember a few great fish—tilapia, salmon, flounder, cod and mahi-mahi. "Those are the fish that have none of the toxic chemicals, none of the PCBs, and very low content of mercury." According to Dr. Roizen, you should eat a serving of these fish three times a week.
So should they be raw or cooked? "It takes 165 raw tomatoes to equal 10 tablespoons of tomato sauce," Dr. Roizen says. "So it's much easier to have tomato sauce."
Dr. Roizen adds that it doesn't matter what kind of tomato sauce you have, "as long as it's cooked, and you eat it with a little olive oil and a little healthy fat because it's much better absorbed with it."
On top of this, you should have the glass of red wine, which is good for your heart, and milk or a milk substitute with vitamin D and calcium. If you prefer not to have the milk, you can get vitamin D and calcium in fortified orange juice or in vitamins.
Dr. Roizen also says that calcium and magnesium are crucial vitamin supplements. Even in a daily multivitamin, there is not enough calcium. Most women can only absorb 600 milligrams at a time, though you need 1,200 milligrams everyday. Therefore, it is important to have another 600 milligrams of calcium at least 6 hours after the first.