Although I never turn on the TV during the day, I've recently started watching The Dr. Oz Show. Now, some people (as in Mr. Snooty) will say that it's just more TV Land hype, but this man is changing our world with a lot of the information he feeds us about everything from aging to losing weight, lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, slowing down the process of aging, plus a world of other information. It seems as if I learn something new every time I watch his show. He never seems to endorse any particular product, just the ingredients that are beneficial to us, which to me, makes him more credible than most. Besides, most of his suggestions are ingredients from the earth, which I'm all for.
Yesterday Dr. Oz informed viewers that the strongest antioxidant there is comes from the sour cherry. Yes, that's right. If you drink one 6 oz. glass of tart cherry juice every evening with dinner, you'll be getting the equivalent of eating as many daily requirements of fruits and veggies (but it must be with dinner & at least 3 hours before you retire to bed for the max benefits).
Another light bulb over the noggin was an ingredient called DMAE which (along with a healthy diet & exercise) not only prevents wrinkles but makes them disappear within about a 35 day period.
Another wonder is watercress, which has proven to protect your skin from cancer. For women, just three 1/2 cup servings a week can also help prevent skin cancer AND breast cancer. Big. Time.
If you ever find yourself doubting Dr. Oz you can always do a google search on the ingredient then hit the news link, which will tell you everything you need to know plus whatever controversy there is over said ingredient. What could be more simple?
It turns out that we really are what we eat.
Also, you can always DVR Dr. Oz or set your recorder if you aren't home to see it live. This TV show is a treasure trove of health information, so do yourself a favor and tune in to Dr. Oz, five days a week on NBC (and no, I'm certainly not being paid for this endorsement, although I probably should be).
I think I might have a celebrity crush on Dr. Oz....