Dr Oz: Asparagus Raw Vs Cooked, Garlic Cold Remedy & Raw Food Rules

By on November 15, 2012

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I do not know about you, but I am enjoying all of the advice on Dr. Oz’s show today. With a guest like Dr. Andrew Weil, everyone is sure to benefit from all he has to offer, especially Dr. Weil’s 5 Essentials You Need Now. They are the essentials that Dr. Weil says he cannot live without, so he is sharing them with Dr. Oz to help improve the lives of everyone else. He is addressing some of the most important issues and concerns that many of us have, like possible thyroid problems, indigestion, and stress. Some of his essentials have involved food, supplements, or techniques, but all are easy to incorporate into your life right away. Learn the raw food rules, such as the health benefits of asparagus raw vs cooked.

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Dr. Weil, any recommendations for whiter teeth? Dr. Weil recommends natural ways to whiten your teeth like eating strawberries and oranges. They actually scrub your teeth and protect the enamel.

Dr Andrew Weil: Raw Foods Rules

Dr. Weil says that raw foods are certainly good for you, but he says there are important rules to follow about which foods to eat raw and which to eat cooked. He says that many people argue that when you cook food you destroy enzymes, but he says that dropping raw food into stomach acid will destroy them as well. He also explains that many fruits and vegetables have protective compounds in them that are more available to the body in cooked form than they are in raw form.

Dr Oz: Raw vs Cooked Vegetables

Dr Oz: Asparagus Raw Vs Cooked, Garlic Cold Remedy & Raw Food Rules

Dr. Andrew Weil says Garlic is a powerful super food and antioxidant that is best for you when eaten raw or as close to raw as possible.

One example of food that is best raw is a leafy green, like lettuce, because as Dr. Oz demonstrates, when foods like this are cooked they tend to lose vitamins and nutrients.
An example of a food that is better eaten cooked is tomatoes because you actually get more vitamins and nutrients from them when they are cooked, as well as Lycopene, which helps to fight prostate cancer.

Dr Oz: Asparagus Raw Vs Cooked

Asparagus – Asparagus is a great source of folate, an essential B Vitamin, which is destroyed when cooked, so asparagus is best for you when eaten raw. Dr. Weil recommends dipping it in something to add flavor, like salad dressing.

Dr Oz: Garlic Raw Vs Cooked

Garlic – Garlic is a super food and a natural antibiotic. It is beneficial to the heart and circulatory system. The best way to eat garlic is crushed and raw, or as close to raw as possible, because that is how you get the most benefit. While Dr. Weil admits garlic is very potent in raw form, two good ways to eat are crushed and added to a salad dressing or crushed and added to a tomato sauce right at the end of cooking.

Dr Oz: Garlic Cold Remedy

At the first sign of a cold, Dr. Weil says to crush a clove of garlic and eat it to fight off being sick. Other options would be to spread the crush garlic on toast with a little olive oil or take it with a little honey to make it go down a little easier. For those concerned about smelling of garlic, he says that the more often you eat garlic, the less you will smell of it. He also adds that if you are worried about your breath, chew on some fresh parsley to help with that.

Dr Oz: Fresh Flowers Health Tip

An easy way to boost your health is to bring fresh flowers into your home. Dr. Weil says their beauty with delight your senses and improve your mood.

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