Dr Oz: Purple Potato Blood Pressure Medicine
Potatoes have long been a staple of the American diet, and they come in many shapes, sizes, and varieties. Dr Oz introduced the Purple Potato on his show to teach us all about its health properties.
Dr Oz: What Are Purple Potatoes?
The Purple Potato is great for lowering your blood pressure. There are many great options for potatoes, including Sweet Potatoes and Red Potatoes. But Purple Potatoes may be a new concept for a lot of people.
“It’s earthy. It’s got this slightly nutty flavor, a little bit of a buttery aftertaste," Dr Oz said. It can lower blood pressure by releasing relaxing chemicals in the body. Think of your blood vessel as an overstuffed suitcase. It can be a tight fit and create tension, which we see as high blood pressure.
Purple Potatoes are high in antioxidants, which help to reduce your blood pressure. Other purple foods can get you the same health benefits.
Dr Oz: Purple Potato Serving Suggestions
Doctor Oz prescribed two cups of Purple Potatoes every week, and you can use them in any of your favorite potato recipes. Leave the skin on for more nutritional benefits.
You can also make Baked Purple Potato Chips. Just slice them up thinly with olive oil, salt and pepper before baking them to a crisp in your oven. Have you ever tried Purple Potatoes? Tell me about your favorite way to eat them in the comments.
Dr Oz: Fitness Sitting-Rising Test & Caveman Pose
Test your fitness with an easy test every woman needs to do. The Sitting-Rising Test is just about sitting and standing. It measures your strength and balance.
Give yourself five points for sitting and five points for standing up. If you have to support yourself getting up or down with one or both of your hands, subtract a point for each hand (or knee) you use.
This test can predict your life expectancy, as well as giving a good assessment of your overall health. A score of 8 or higher is optimal. You can train yourself to improve your score and longevity.
Dr Oz suggested the Caveman Pose, where you squat very low to the ground, with your hands inside your needs. It opens up the lower back, lowers stress, and is also good for gas.