Dr. Oz has focused a great deal of attention on sharing tips for staying young, healthy, and happy. Just recently I re-read an article that had to do with some of the secrets to saying young, and as I kept reading, I got sucked into a link that would tell me my "real age".
This real age test was a rather long questionnaire, but interesting. As I continued the article, I remembered a few simple things I had forgotten I to do to support my own anti-aging process. Primarily it dealt with anti-oxidants...a good vitamin...and my Omega Oils. To make it simple I chose to use Super Trio, which includes
everything that Dr. Oz talks about. I share his article with you below. I particularly use Super Trio because it makes it very easy for me to carry with me and thus take it throughout the day. I know liquids are much better absorbed into my body, and I often do liquids in the morning, such as Vita Wave and Thai Go, but the rest of the day, it is much easier for me to remember my supplements if I have them handy.
Instead of paraphrasing what Dr. Oz states, I figured, I'd just share exactly what he stated:
"Dr. Oz says one of his favorite anti-aging foods are blueberries. You can tell blueberries are chockfull of antioxidants because of their dark color. "All foods with dark colors in them have some of these really protecting antioxidant chemicals in them," he says. "Blueberries lead the charge."
Other good anti-aging foods include sweet potatoes, broccoli and tomatoes. "[When eating] tomatoes, heat them up a little bit and put a little oil in them. It makes it easier to absorb the lycopene," Dr. Oz says. "Lycopene is another antioxidant, but it has additional benefits as well, which are particularly valuable for the heart."
While he's mentioned many of these antioxidant-rich foods before, Dr. Oz is ready to introduce a new entry to his hall of fame—the berry (pronounced "AH-sigh-EE"), a small fruit from South American rainforests that is often found in the United States in juice. "It has twice the antioxidant content as a blueberry, so it's a wonderful alternative," Dr. Oz says. "Look at the food label and make sure they don't have too many carbohydrates in there. It's available in all major stores now. It's just sort of breaking through."
Dr. Oz says you should eat about five servings of antioxidant-rich foods a day.
While Americans' number one source of antioxidants is from coffee, Dr. Oz says there are better hot beverages out there, like green tea.
Another great tea option is white tea. "It's not new—it's very old—and [has] been used for centuries for healing purposes."
White tea is from the same plant as green tea, but it's produced in a different way. While green tea is made of leaves dried to the point where the tea will be dark in color, white tea is made from an immature plant bud that isn't dried at all. Instead of steeping the leaves, white tea is steamed. Dr. Oz says the potential for medicinal benefits of white tea—beyond a very small amount of caffeine as compared with other kinds of tea and coffee—comes from this lack of drying.
Dr. Oz says you should drink about four cups of green or white tea a day.
One of the most talked about pieces of dietary news to arise in recent years is that red wine is good for your health. Dr. Oz says part of the reason is the alcohol and part is resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that comes from the skins of grapes. Vintners add the grape skins back to make red wine, but they don't do the same process for white wine—so white wine has no resveratrol benefit.
"Resveratrol does one other thing," Dr. Oz says. "It turns on a system in your body that prevents your cells from aging. Now think about it. Where do they grow these grapes? On trees on hillsides, right? It's not a very hospitable environment. So those grapes are sending a signal to us that life might not be so good, so why not turn on that cellular chemistry that you have that allows you to live longer and better? That's why we think this has a benefit."
If you don't want the alcohol, Dr. Oz says you can get some resveratrol from Concord grape juice or other dark grape juices, but you won't get as much benefit as you would from red wine. "Eighty percent of the benefit of the wine is actually the alcohol, and 20 percent is the resveratrol," Dr. Oz says. "So it's the combination that makes red wine so valuable."
Of course, moderation is the key when drinking to your health. Dr. Oz says most people should drink about one glass of red wine a day, though some men can drink slightly more because males metabolize alcohol more effectively than females.
Did you know your spice rack is full of anti-aging secrets? Dr. Oz says research shows that cinnamon can decrease blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol, especially in people with type-2 diabetes.
Arthritis sufferers may also find relief in tumeric, a spice found in curry that has also been reported to help prevent Alzheimer's disease, he says.
Paprika and cayenne pepper can help fight high blood pressure and improve circulation, he says.
In lab studies, Dr. Oz says, eating rosemary has been shown to improve learning rates in rats—data that has been reproduced in humans.
Even ginger can decrease blood pressure, alleviate arthritis pain and reduce your risk of cancer. One way to get your daily ginger is from Dr. Oz's "green drink." Get the recipe.
Though fresh spices usually are best, Dr. Oz says they can still fight aging if they're dried."
I like what Dr. Oz shares with us and I believe in what he is saying, however, I also love simplicity.
Therefore I use the liquids (Vita Wave and Thai Go) in the mornings, and then Super Trio throughout the day. This has been a simple and very do-able combination for me and I trust it will help you as well.