Dr Oz, Ginger Root Cures Indigestion, Sweet Potato Muscle Cramp Remedy

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Dr. Oz Talks About Food Remedies For Indigestion, Headaches, and Muscle Pain

Dr. Oz invited the star of America’s Test Kitchen (Jack Bishop) on to the show (November 14) to share remedies for indigestion, headaches, and muscle aches that can be found in your kitchen cupboards.  The next time one of these common ailments strikes you or a member of your family try one of these household remedies and see if it works for you!

Headache Remedy – Cremini Mushrooms

Most of us experience headaches from time to time. Try adding some cremini mushrooms to your diet to reduce the frequency and severity of headaches.  Here are the recommendations that were given :

  • Wash the cremini mushrooms right before cooking.  Leave in the large chunks.  Add oil to a pan and saute the mushrooms for five to ten minutes.
  • Eat two cups of cremini mushrooms 3 times a week for headache pain

Sweet Potatoes For Muscle Cramps and Aches

Jack Bishop said that sweet potatoes have more potassium than bananas and are a great way to reduce muscle cramps.  Jack gave the following tips when picking out sweet potatoes at the grocery store and the best way to cook them to help reduce muscle cramps, aches, and pains :

  • There are two types of sweet potatoes at most grocery stores (orange and white).  The orange sweet potatoes are more moist and have a sweeter taste.
  • You shouldn’t boil sweet potatoes.
  • When preparing sweet potatoes you should braise them.  Cut 2 lbs of sweet potatoes into pieces (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch size pieces) and add them to a pot that contains 1/3 cup of broth and water.  You can also use orange juice as an alternative to water.  Cover the pan and set the heat to low and cook for 30 minutes.  Mash and the potatoes and add in some of your favorite seasoning.  Eating 1 sweet potato three times per week to reduce muscle cramps.

Ginger Root Cures Indigestion

Upset belly or indigestion is not an ailment that nobody ever wants to experience.  Jack Bishop recommended to Dr. Oz and the audience to add some ginger root to your meals to prevent indigestion.  Here are the tips that he gave on the show :

  • Peel a piece of fresh ginger root and mince it with a grater.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of ginger to your meals to help prevent indigestion from occurring.

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