Dr Oz: Recipes to Unclog Your Arteries
Angela, and audience member, stated that heart disease ran in her family. She’s had relatives that have died from it so now she was trying to skip the fast foods and sodas and to eat much healthier. She stated it was a concern because she wanted to be healthy for her family and to be around a long time. (Good reason.)
Dr Oz showed an animation of the muscles of the heart. He showed the big valve and the aorta and the scarring on the plaque located on the aorta. In an unhealthy heart, the plaque gets larger, and leaves only a little sliver of space for the blood to get through. (Not good.)
Dr Oz: Blood Flowing Smoothie Recipe
30 Second Kitchen Fix #1:
Blood Flowing Smoothie
½ C pomegranate juice
½ C yogurt
This smoothie contains antioxidants to help keep your heart healthy. Start your day off with one every morning.
Dr Oz: Dark Cocoa Powder
Oregano- A great, natural fix. Put a few sprigs onto your food. Add oregano to green beans to lower bad cholesterol.
Dark Cocoa Powder- This helps remedy a sweet tooth. Add some dark cocoa powder to butternut squash to help prevent blood clots. (I guess adding it to a bowl of ice cream wouldn’t help, huh?)
Dr Oz: Mulled Wine Recipe
30 Second Kitchen Fix #3
Mulled Wine- Add cinnamon and cloves to heated red wine. The red wine aids in relaxation. (Ya think?!) The cinnamon helps lower cholesterol and the cloves help to relax the heart. Heating it makes it a wonderful cocktail. (This one sounds like a winner to me!)
Dr Oz asked Angela which kitchen fix was her favorite. (Take a wild guess at which one she preferred.) Yes folks, Angela stated she preferred the mulled wine kitchen fix.