Wasabi Lowers Your Risk For Certain Cancers + Wasabi Recipes, Meatless Mondays
Today Dr. Oz spoke about different body types and the potential health risks that are associated with each. During this segment of today’s (October 31, 2013) show Dr. Oz spoke about the “Triangle” body type. This particular body shape is for someone who tends to carry extra fat around the butt, hips, and thighs. Fat that is stored in these areas is called “Gluteal Fat”. Of all the types of fat that is stored on peoples bodies, gluteal fat is considered to be the safest. However, your not out of the woods, because too much gluteal fat can raise your risk for heart disease.
Meatless Mondays For Triangle Shaped Men and Women For Reduced Heart Disease Risk
Dr. Oz said that making simple changes to your dietary lifestyle can work wonders and help to prevent or ward off potential health risks (like heart disease) and help you to live longer. Dr. Oz suggested that people with “Triangle” shape body types should :
- Have “Meatless Mondays'” – Reducing the amount of meat you eat will reduce your risks of heart disease. Dr. Oz said that giving up meat just one day a week can lower your heart disease risk by 20 percent!
- On your meatless Mondays, consider eating fish instead.
Eating Wasabi Lowers Your Risk For Cancer
The next body type that Dr. Oz discussed was the “Circle” body type. If you are a “circle” shape, it means that you carry excess fat around your belly. Dr. Oz said that this type of fat is called omentum. He also said that omentum fat is the most dangerous kind to have. If you are a circle body type, you may be at an increased risk for certain types of cancers. Fortunately, you can infuse your diet with Wasabi to reduce your risk for these cancers! Dr. Oz recommended :
- Eat 1 teaspoon of wasabi each day. Wasabi root contains powerful anti-cancer properties
Wasabi Peas Recipe
Dr. Oz invited Chef Yoshi Kojima on to the show to share some recipes that contain wasabi so “circle” types can reduce their risk for certain cancers in a delicious and enjoyable way!
Ingredients to make Wasabi Peas Dish
- 2 cups of fresh peas (you can use frozen peas that have been thawed if you wish)
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup of wasabi paste
- Sea salt
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp water
- Set oven to 200 degrees and preheat
- Coat a baking sheet with canola oil. Add the peas onto the baking sheet and add the mustard powder, salt, and garlic powder ingredients.
- Cook for 6 hours and stir the peas every half hour. The peas should become completely dry during the baking process.
- Mix the wasabi powder, cornstarch, rice vinegar, and water in a large bowl. Add the dried peas into the mixture and blend thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet and cook for another 10 to 20 minutes. Allow the peas to cool and store in a sealed jar.
Wasabi Ponzu Recipe
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp green onions (they should be chopped)
- 2 tsp lemon juice (fresh lemon juice is preferred)
- 2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon rind (grated)
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp wasabi paste
- 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated and peeled)
Preparation directions : Mix all of the ingredients noted above
Squats Help Reduce Risk of Osteoarthritis
The last body type that Dr. Oz spoke about on today’s (Oct. 31st Halloween episode) was the “rectangle” shape. Rectangle shaped people tend to gain weight proportionately rather than one particular part of the body. Having extra weight all over can put added pressure on your joints. This extra pressure can raise your risk for getting Osteoarthritis down the road. To reduce your risk of getting Osteoarthritis Dr. Oz recommended doing “weight bearing squats.” He suggested doing 5 squats in the morning after you wake up. He said that squats are a great way of strengthening your leg muscles and reducing the amount of strain on your knee joints throughout the day.
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