Dr Oz, Strawberries For Lower Cholesterol, Guacamole Skin Recipe

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Dr. Oz : Strawberries Lower Cholesterol, Spinach Protects Hearing, Guacamole Skin Protecting Recipe

High cholesterol affects millions of people in this country so on April 2, 2014 Dr. Oz invited Janet Brill (nutritionist) on to the show to share some all natural foods that lower your cholesterol as good as prescription medications.  Janet Brill explained to the audience about the cholesterol lowering powers of strawberries and why you should be consuming more of them in your diet.

Strawberries Are Mother Nature’s Medicine

Janet Brill said that strawberries help your heart health in three ways.  They are full of antioxidants, Vitamin C, and are high in fiber.  She explained to Dr. Oz and the audience that a recent study indicated that strawberries were even better than oatmeal at lowering your bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Ideal Cholesterol

Ideally you would like to have your LDL cholesterol levels under 100.

How Many Strawberries Do You Need To Eat To Lower Your Cholesterol?Janet Brill said that for cholesterol lowering benefits you should eat 3 cups of strawberries each day.  She said before you start taking statin medications you should consider eating strawberries each day.  She said that they are even more effective than flax seeds, oatmeal and soy milk.

Foods That Protect Your Hearing

Eating foods that are high in Vitamin B9 helps to protect your hearing.  Foods that are high in B9 include beets, spinach and asparagus.

Vitamin E Guacamole Recipe To Protect Your Skin

Too much sun exposure can cause skin damage.  Dr. Oz said that if you refuse to limit your sun exposure you should at least add more Vitamin E to your diet.  Here is the Guacamole recipe that will help protect your skin from the sun.

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 2 tbsps of chopped red onion
  • 1/2 tsp of salt

Mix all of these ingredients naturally to make a guacamole that will give you have your daily Vitamin E in just one serving and give you the added benefit of protecting your skin from sun damage!

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