Food Facts and Fiction

Published 07/24 2014 02:41PM

Updated 07/24 2014 05:29PM

We all want to eat food that is good for us but new studies and recommendations are making it more confusing.

As an example, the FDA just recognized the importance of the so-called fish oil to overall health when it issued draft guidelines suggesting pregnant and lactating women and young children consume 2-3 servings of fatty fish per week.  Are women and children the only ones who benefit from the consumption of DHA or fish oils; and, with concerns about mercury and contamination, are fatty fish truly safe to eat?

Before you dig in, you should know which additional foods to steer clear of and which foods you should have in your diet. 

Dr. Michael Roizen, chief medical correspondent for the Dr. Oz show, New York Times best-selling author of Real Age and YOU: Having a Baby, as well as Past Chair of an FDA advisory committee, examines today's diet dos and don'ts and helps you navigate the waters around fatty fish and omega-3 fatty acid consumption.

About Michael Roizen, M.D.
Dr. Roizen has authored and coauthored 4 #1 New York Times best sellers: the YOU series.  His writings include Real Age and YOU: Having a Baby: The Owners Manual.   As chief medical consultant to The Dr. Oz. Show, Dr. Roizen is a regular guest as The Enforcer. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, 20/20, CBN, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America and hosted five PBS fundraising specials. He is also a member of the Ladies Home Journal medical advisory board, a group of health experts who are able to explain complex medical topics in an easy-to-understand way. 

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