Doctor Oz Show: Three Meals to Avoid at a Restaurant According to Chef Michael Symon; Plus the Food Pharmacy


Three meals you should avoid at a restaurant, according to Michael Symon.

The Special of the Day — Why? Because Michael says the Special of the Day is usually the food that is about to expire in the chef’s refrigerator.

Veal — You get what you pay for . Restaurants often use a different meat –like pork. If the price of the veal price is $9.99, it’s probably a substitute meat according to Symon.

All You Can Eat Deals The quality of protein is usually the worst you can expect. If the restaurant is going to stay in business, they not giving away the best quality in the All You Can Eat scenario.

Michael Symon is the chef and owner of number of restaurants in the Greater Cleveland area, including his flagship Lola, Lolita, and The B Spot. Additionally, he owns Michael Symon’s Roast (also known as Roast) in Detroit, Michigan. Symon is regularly seen on the Food Network, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1990.

Quick Tips from Dr. Oz Food Pharmacy …

Chicken dark meat is better for your heart than white chicken meat.

Persimmons improved lipid metabolism – the way the body copes with fat, and is believed to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. The fruits of some persimmon varieties contain the tannins catechin and gallocatechin (an antioxidant), as well as the anti-tumor compounds betulinic acid and shibuol. Betulinic acid is a naturally occurring food agent which has anti-retroviral, anti-malarial, and anti-inflammatory properties. In 1995 betulinic acid was discovered for its potential as an anticancer agent, by inhibition of topoisomerase — an enzyme that can cause problems with the shape of DNA. Betulinic acid is undergoing development with assistance from the Rapid Access to Intervention Development program of the National Cancer Institute. Also betulinic acid was found active against neuroectodermal (neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and malignant brain tumors, ovarian carcinoma, in human leukemia HL-60 cells, malignant head and neck squamous cell carcinoma SCC25 and SCC9 cell lines.

Epithelial tumors, such as breast carcinoma, colon carcinoma, small cell lung carcinoma and renal cell carcinoma as well as T-cell leukemia cells did not respondd to treatment with betulinic acid.

Pistachios lower LDL cholesterol by about 11 percent.

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  1. I heard that before never to order special meal of the day. I also heard not to have lime or lemon w ur drink bc restaurants usually don’t wash them .

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