Dr Oz: Ways to Lower Cholesterol
Dr Oz invites Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, to the Dr Oz Show to help you discover 3 ways to cut cholesterol and even lower it by 30 points in just 4 weeks. Dr Oz is not talking about prescriptions or over-the-counter medicine, he is talking about natural supplements and foods you can take that work as good or better than prescriptions in most cases.
Dr Oz made it very clear that you must consult your physician first, especially if you are currently being treated for high cholesterol. These are natural ways to lower your cholesterol, but you still need to tell your doctor about them… and maybe your doctor will learn something too!
Dr Oz: Red Yeast Rice Extract Pills
Red Yeast Rice Extract helps lower LDL (bad cholesterol). People began taking it in 800 AD in China. Twelve hundred years later, they realized red yeast extract was a statin (a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol). Take 1200 mg twice per day with food. It takes six weeks to work.
You can find Red Yeast Rice Extract Online and the Lowest Prices I found with Free Shipping was at: Amazon.com
Dr Oz: Oyster Mushrooms Lower Cholesterol
Oyster mushrooms are a natural statin and help the body to get rid of cholesterol. Take ½ cup per day. Slice up and put into a salad. You can also sear it and put on linguini or in any recipe you choose that calls for mushrooms. Helps Lower Cholesterol cooked or raw.
You can find Oyster Mushrooms Online or check the produce section at your local grocery store.
Dr Oz: Cholesterol Cutting Combo
Different foods attack cholesterol in different ways.
- Okra – 1 oz – has soluble fiber. Find fresh in produce section at grocery stroe or frozen Okra in the freezer section near frozen vegetables.
- Tofu – 2 oz
- Almonds -1 oz – Buy Slivered Almonds and add to salads and more.
- Benecol Smart Chews – Contains plant stanol esters, which are proven to reduce your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. Enjoy 2-4 delicious caramel chews twice a day with meals.
Combine these foods all in one dish (see Recipe Below) or have throughout the day, but all within a 12-hour period. The affects can be a 30% reduction in LDL cholesterol within a month. Did I just say: Lower Bad Cholesterol 30%? Yes, that’s true… I bet doctored hope prescription meds work that well.
Not only will this lower bad Cholesterol levels, but it could also help boost your Libido as well : )
More Supplements for Your Heart and to Help Lower Your Cholesterol:
Dr Oz also showed us 3 ways to cut the carbs to help you lose weight, which included:
Dr Oz: Aged Parmesan Mini Chips
Skip the salty, fatty potato chips and try aged parmesan mini chips. They have 0 carbs and only 80 calories per serving. Click Here for a Great Deal on Mini Crisps – Aged Parmasan Gourmet Cheese Crisps
Dr Oz: Coconut Flour Recipes
Coconut flour contains more fiber than any other flour. It also helps you feel satiated for longer. Just swap regular flour with coconut flour in recipes. Look for Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour
Dr Oz: Kelp Noodles
Kelp noodles are a great food for pasta lovers. They contain only 1 g of carbs and are packed with nutrients. Kelp noodles also help boost metabolism. The come ready to serve, just rinse and add to the dish. Kelp Noodles are very inexpensive and found in most grocery stores or at Amazon.com
To Your Health,
Recipe: Cholesterol-Busting Oyster Mushroom-Okra Medley
Studies have shown that combining okra, tofu, almonds and plant-derived margarine spread within a 12-hour period can drastically lower cholesterol. Try this delicious and nutritious cholesterol-cutting combo to lower your LDL by 30 points!
- 2 tbsp plant-derived margarine spread
- 2 cups frozen cut okra
- 2 cups oyster mushrooms, sliced length wise into rough strips
- 7 oz extra firm tofu, drained and sliced into about 1 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch blocks
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tbsp yellow miso paste
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup almonds roughly chopped
In a large pan, warm 1 tbsp of plant-derived margarine spread and stir in the frozen okra. Stir on medium-high heat for a few minutes until okra starts to brown.
Pour okra into a bowl and set aside. Add the remaining tbsp of plant-derived margarine spread to the pan and stir mushrooms and tofu until they begin to brown. Stir in the garlic. Cook about 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add the okra back to the pan, stir in the miso paste and combine well. Toss in the almonds, then give it one more good stir and remove from heat. Serve over brown rice, quinoa or pasta. Or enjoy on its own!