Dr Oz, Kefir Milk For Ulcer Prevention, Seaweed Health Benefits

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Dr. Oz Talks about The Health Benefits of Milk Kefir and Seaweed

Do you frequently have an upset stomach, suffer from bloating and gas?  If you experience these symptoms, have you ever thought that you cold be at risk of having or getting an ulcer?  Today Dr. Oz talks about H. Pylori’s role in stomach ulcers and how Milk Kefir is a probiotic drink that may help to prevent ulcers.  Dr. Oz also talks about Seaweed and the amazing health benefits that it offers.

Prevent an Ulcer With Kefir Milk

Many people attribute ulcers with stress and anxiety.  Dr. Oz said that this is a misconception.  He said that ulcers are caused by H. Pylori, which is a bacteria that eats away the protective mucus layer of the stomach.  After the protective mucus layer is eaten away the acid in the stomach can cause an ulcer to form.  Stomach acid is then able to leak into other areas of the body which can cause serious bodily harm.  Dr. Oz said that drinking one glass of Kefir Milk (a probiotic drink) can help to provide the good bacteria your stomach needs and offer protection against ulcers from forming.

What Is Kefir Milk

So, you may be wondering what Kefir Milk actually is.  Dr. Oz said that Kefir Milk is a fermented milk that is full of probiotics..  Kefir contains healthy bacteria to provide a healthy environment for your stomach.
  • Drink one glass of kefir before (or with) a meal
  • Kefir contains natural enzymes that helps you to digest the milk even for those who are lactose intolerant.
  • If you don’t like the taste of kefir you can add some cocoa powder for flavor

Seaweed Helps To Boost Your Immunity

This is the time of the year where you want your immune system to be working at optimal levels.  Today Dr. Oz talked about the amazing health benefits of seaweed and how this “super food” can help to keep you from getting sick.  He said that seaweed helps to boost your immune system because of it’s high nutrient density.  Seaweed is high in calcium, iron, Vitamin A, B, and C.  Here are the benefits that he shared on today’s show :

  • Seaweed contains more calcium than whole milk
  • Contains more iron than red meat
  • Low in calories
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Vitamins A, B, and C

Kinds of Seaweed That You Can Eat

Kombu – This kind of seaweed is sold in strips.  You can add Kombu to stews, soups, and broths

Nori – Nori is sold in sheets.  Try crushing up some nori and adding it to salads.

Wakame – Have you ever eaten miso soup in a restaurant? If so, there is a good chance that you have eaten wakame and didn’t even know it.  You can also add i to veggie dips, stews, and soups.

How much seaweed should you eat to boost your immune system?

Dr. Oz said to eat 2 to 3 servings of seaweed a week to boost your immunityAre you a fan of Dr. Oz but unable to view his show regularly?  Consider Liking “Fans of Dr. Oz” on Facebook to view daily show recaps and summaries.