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15 Foods on Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Longevity Grocery List

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Tomorrow on The Dr. Oz Show, the man himself will reveal and explain his Ultimate Longevity Grocery List of foods that can fight disease and, supposedly, add years to your life. We got an advance look at 15 foods Dr. Oz says you should fill your grocery cart with every week.

Vegetables – Eat four servings of these a day:

  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Sweet Potatoes

In case you didn't know, jicama is a root vegetable that's sweet, crunchy, and packed with fiber. Check out Bobby Flay's recipe for jicama slaw.

Grains – Eat six servings of these a day:

  • Teff
  • Millet
  • Amaranth

Just FYI: Teff is a grain that's high in protein, calcium, fiber, and many other nutrients. Try this recipe for teff polenta. A grain traditionally used in Russia and China, millet has as much protein as wheat, but is rich in vitamin B and a loads of other minerals. Check out this recipe for millet casserole. Amaranth is a grain that provides lots of dietary fiber and minerals – you can even pop it like popcorn. Here's a recipe for amaranth pilaf.

Fruits – Eat three servings of these a day:

  • Apples
  • Mangoes
  • Dates

Dates are great in desserts; they're almost as creamy as caramel. Or you can stuff them with walnuts or almonds for a crunchy treat. Dates are high in protein and fiber, and deliver energy fast. Here's a delish recipe for sticky toffee pudding from Epicurious.

Protein – Have three servings of these a day:

  • Fish
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Tofu

If you've never cooked with tofu, check out this recipe for tofu stir-fry. Just pretend tofu is any other protein, like chicken – except that tofu lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease.

Dairy – Eat two servings of these a day:

  • Feta Cheese
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Buttermilk

You read that right – buttermilk. Turns out, buttermilk is high in potassium, vitamin B12, calcium, and riboflavin. Try this recipe for buttermilk waffles from the Mayo Clinic.

Tune in tomorrow to find out the skinny on these foods – and how they may help you live a longer, healthier life. See when to catch Dr. Oz in  your area here.