Dr Oz: Vegetarian Protein Options
Dr. Oz says his number one priority for your health is a good night’s sleep, so it concerns him that so many women complain about a lack of sleep. Today he has the one little pill that could hold the key to an extra hour of sleep every night and it might already be in your medicine cabinet!
Dr Oz: Omega-3 Health Benefits
Dr. Oz asked for an Assistant of the Day to help him reveal the one pill that could hold the secret to getting more sleep at night. He says it is not a sleeping pill, but is a supplement many people are already taking. Dr. Oz explains that an Omega-3 supplement offers many health benefits, which is why it is his favorite to recommend.
- Shuts down inflammation.
- Boosts brain power.
- Fights cancer.
- Helps build cells.
- Lubricates joints.
- Clears bad cholesterol.
Dr Oz: How an Omega-3 Supplement Improves Sleep
Dr. Oz is excited to share that Omega-3’s offer the additional benefit of helping with sleep because they contain fatty acids, which help produce Melatonin and improve your ability to fall asleep at night. Dr. Oz shared the results of a study where children were given Omega-3’s and they slept an average of 1 hour longer every night, which is a huge difference for anyone.
- Take 600 MG DHA per day to get more sleep at night.
Dr Oz: Vegetarian Diet Mistakes
Going vegetarian can offer many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and reducing cancer risk, but when it is done the wrong way it can lead to weight gain and that is why Dr. Oz asked Dr. Nina Melina Jampolis to explain the how to do it the right way. Dr. Jampolis says many women often focus on one area of their diet to the detriment of others, which sometimes leads to unhealthy choices and even weight gain.
- Carb lovers: Too many carbs without enough protein leads to increased blood sugar, which raises stress hormones and causes belly fat. Add plant-based proteins to your diet, including lentils, quinoa, Greek yogurt, hemp seeds and almonds.
- Processed food lovers: Packaged foods, vegetarian or not, are still loaded with calories, sodium and fat, so they should not be eaten on a regular basis. Eat no more than 3 packaged meals per week, look for whole grain on label, and eat 1 cup of fresh vegetables with a packaged meal.
- Cheese lovers: Dr. Jampolis says cheese contains a high amount of fat and calories, which makes it nearly impossible to lose weight if you are eating too much. Incorporate healthier cheeses, including feta and goat cheese, into your diet and crumble them over food to lower your calorie consumption.