Dr. Oz and Michael Roizen Talk About Meat Eating Guidelines, Cancer Fighting Foods, and Omega 7 Health Benefits
Today (December 17, 2013) Dr. Oz invited long time colleague and friend Dr. Michael Roizen on to the show to discuss tips on how to lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. They spoke about all of the wonderful health benefits that Omega 7 containing foods provide and why tomatoes can help reduce your risk for heart disease. They also discussed their “meat eating guidelines” to help guide you when planning out your meals each week.
Dr. Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen’s Book “The Owners Manuel”
Did you know that DR. Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen put out a book 10 years ago called “You: The Owner’s Manual.” To celebrate their 10 year anniversary of this book, they have released a revised version that contains the latest research and revisions to their original book. Over the past decade they have both learned a lot when it comes to your personal health. Dr. Roizen said that he learned that you PERSONALLY are in control of how fast you age and not your genes. He said while supplementation can help you to improve your health, you need to be careful about what you are taking because too much of certain vitamins can also be detrimental to your health. All of the revised information can be found in their co-authored book. Dr. Roizen also mentioned that you should get the majority of your vitamins by eating a healthy diet.
Health Benefits of Omega 7 Containing Foods
You have likely heart of all the health benefits that Omega 3 fats have to offer, but Omega 7 fats have wonderful health benefits as well. Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen said that in 2014 you should increase your intake of Omega 7 fats for better health. Some of the benefits include :
- Reduce inflammation in your body
- Inhibits plaque in your arteries
- Reduced diabetes
- Reduced belly fat
- Lowers the bad LDL cholesterol
- Reduces the amount of fat in your liver
So, how can you increase the amount of Omega 7’s in your diet? Dr. Oz said that two of the best ways is to each macadamia nuts and anchovies. He said that you should eat 3 servings a week to receive the health benefits of Omega 7 fats.
Meat Eating Guidelines
Dr. Oz said that the latest research says it’s not the actual fat in the meat that increases your risks of heart disease, but rather the way that it is digested in your gut. He said that if you eat “prebiotics” like tomatoes you will feed the “good bacteria” in your stomach. The good bacteria helps you digest the fats that are in meat, especially the ones that contain high levels of carnitine. Here are the guidelines that were given on today’s show :
- Beef – Limit consumption to 1 serving per week
- Pork – 3 servings per week (portion size should be limited to 3 ounces per serving)
- Fish – Daily
- Poultry – Daily
Best Cancer Fighting Foods
Cancer affects everybody so it is important to know the absolute best foods to reduce you (or a family members) risk of ever getting cancer.
Cruciferous vegetables – Cauliflower and broccoli are major cancer fighters that are in the cruciferous vegetable family
Vegetables that contain Allium – Garlic, leeks, and onions
Foods that contain Apigenin – Celery, parsley, and artichokes. Dr. Roizen said that Apigenin containing foods can literally cause cancer cells to commit suicide.
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