Dr Oz: Heart Disease Inflammation
Dr Oz’s guests were Dr Jonny Bowden and Dr Stephen Sinatra, who debunked what they call Cholesterol Myths and explained that they believe inflammation causes heart disease. Cholesterol may not be the culprit after all, they say. Find out about an anti-inflammatory diet to see if it can improve your cardiovascular health.
Dr Oz: Avocado & Bison Healthy Fats
Dr Sinatra recommended avoiding trans fat. But he did say he tells his patients to eat healthy fats, such as the ones found in avocados, almonds, and grass fed bison (or beef).
Dr Bowden added that there is not a link between saturated fat and cholesterol, according to recent research. Instead, he thinks patients should be looking out for stress, inflammation, and sugar in their diets.
These are the things he is more worried about, because we eat a lot of processed carbs in everything from bread to cereal to pasta. That’s similar to what was explained on the recent Dr Oz Wheat Belly show.
Dr Oz: Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Dr Jonny Bowden said that 99% of the US population is not even affected by cholesterol problems. Therefore, he does not believe it should be given such prominence in the conversation about diet.
Here are the foods he said you can cut out or reduceif you want to lower inflammation in your body.
- Trans Fat
- Vegetable Oil
Dr Oz: Anti-Inflammatory Food List
Dr Bowden is also a nutritionist, and he said that lowering inflammation is something you can do in many different areas of your diet. Here are some of the areas he focused on, with common items found in most grocery stores.
- Grass Fed Beef: For protein, he suggested switching to Grass Fed Beef or Sardines, which are high in Omega 3s.
- Pomegranate Juice: Pomegranate Juice is rich in antioxidants and lowers LDL cholesterol
- Turmeric: Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory that aids the liver.
- Garlic: This lowers blood pressure, which is a heart disease risk factor
- Vegetables: Fresh veggies from the produce section are high in antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory, so have as many as you want
- Berries & Apples: Fresh fruits such as berries and apples are high in fiber and nutrients