Dr Oz: Sweet Tooth, Salt & Hangover Quick Fixes
Are hooked on sugar or salt? In this segment, Dr Oz gives you his quick fixes in a bottle. Read on to find out the 3 Super Supplements that can curb those vices.
Dr Oz: Milk Thistle Hangover Cure
Liz, an audience member, stated that her vice is alcohol. She enjoys a beer while watching the football game. Liz loves beer because there are so many different brands and flavors. Dr Oz then asked her if she had more than one beer/alcoholic drink a day . (Glad he didn’t ask me!) Liz stated that she sometimes does — what starts off as one drink at a party turns into two and then into four. (Raise your hand if you can relate.) Dr Oz asked if she had tried any hangover remedies. Liz’s remedy cure? Bacon. (Never heard of it, but it sounds pretty darn good to me.) While Liz claimed it worked for her, Dr Oz was a little skeptical.
Quick Fix: Milk Thistle — Milk thistle helps the liver to get rid of the toxins. Take 200mg before you start drinking. Costs $5 at drugstore.
Dr Oz: Gymnema Sylvestre Sugar Destroyer
Dr Oz introduced an audience member who stated that she loves sugar. She would have three cupcakes and munch on several cookies a day. She needed a Quick Fix Supplement to combat the sugar effects. (The good news, aside from eating all of those cookies, was that she was still thin. The bad news, aside from eating all of those cookies, was that she was still thin — of course, that’s just bad news for the rest of us who can’t get away with that!)
Quick Fix: Gymnema Silvestre, which literally means “sugar destroyer.” Too much sugar can lead to diabetes, so therefore take 200 mg of this supplement a day.
Dr Oz: Mistletoe Extract
Josephine, an audience member, admitted to being a salt-a-holic. Even before she tastes food, she puts salt in it. When asked about how much salt she thinks she has per day, Josephine stated that she probably had about a shaker of salt a day. She also carried packets in her car because she doesn’t think foods taste good without it. Dr Oz reminded Josephine (and the audience) that excessive salt can affect blood pressure. The AHA (American Heart Association) states that 15 mg of salt a day is sufficient.
Quick fix: Mistletoe extract reduces blood pressure and acts as diuretic. Use 10 drops in a glass of water. Dr Oz had Josephine taste it first, jokingly stating that he’ll try it after she does. Josephine thought it was tasteless and would try more. Purchase mistletoe extract at health food stores and online for $6.