Dr Oz: Improve Memory With B Vitamins
Dr. Oz’s guest Dr. Neal Barnard believes he has the plan to prevent Alzheimer’s and he shared it with Dr. Oz’s audience March 8 2013. With his three step plan you will learn everything starts with your diet. He already went over what foods are causing Alzheimer’s and now he is sharing the foods that will prevent Alzheimer’s.
Dr Oz: Three Step Plan For Alzheimer’s Prevention – Eat Power Foods
Dr. Barnard, the author of Power Foods for the Brain, said his three step plan to prevent Alzheimer’s is based on groundbreaking new research and he promised you will also be slimmer and healthier for the rest of your life.
The first step in his plan is to eat power foods, which are foods that contain only trace amounts of metal the body needs and no trans fat or saturated fats either. Check out some of the power foods below.
- Fruit – Tomatillos, bananas, oranges
- Vegetables – Carrots, broccoli, kale, jicama
- Legumes – Beans, peas and lentils.
- Whole Grains – Brown rice, oatmeal and amaranth
Dr. Barnard says to imagine your plate in four sections at every meal, including one of each type of power food in each section.
Dr Oz: Vitamin E Reduces Risk For Alzheimer’s By 70 Percent
Dr. Barnard said the next step in the three step plan involves creating a vitamin shield. He said it is the same thing as using an umbrella to shield yourself from the rain.
- Vitamin E – Studies have shown people with a sufficient amount of vitamin E cut their risk of Alzheimer’s by 20 percent, and in some cases that number jumped to 70 percent. He said the most important thing to remember is to get your vitamins from food and not supplements.
- Vitamin B6 – Dr. Barnard said vitamin B6 has been shown to protect the brain. Some good food sources of vitamin B6 are beans, brown rice and corn.
- Vitamin B12 – Vitamin B12 has been found to protect your memory and can be found in fortified soy or almond milk and fortified cereals.
- Folate – Folate is another B vitamin and it can be found in kale, beans and asparagus.
Dr Oz: Sweet Potato Burrito Recipe
Dr. Barnard also had a great recipe for a sweet potato burrito he said tastes great and follows the three step plan to lower your risk of getting Alzheimer’s.
Dr Oz Sweet Potato Burrito Ingredients:
- 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 (15-oz) can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups lettuce, shredded
- 1 cup prepared salsa
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon green onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Salt and pepper
- 4 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
Dr Oz Sweet Potato Burrito Directions:
- In a medium pot bring the sweet potatoes to a boil. Cook until they are tender. Add in the corn and cook for an additional minute.
- Drain and pour into a large bowl. Add the black beans, green onion, lime juice and chili powder. Add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Divide the filling evenly among the tortillas, add a little salsa and a handful of lettuce, then roll them in the tortilla and serve.
Dr Oz: Linking Technique Improves Ability To Remember
Dr. Barnard shared a few tricks to help you improve your memory, including a technique called linking, which can help strengthen your brain and lower your risk for Alzheimer’s. Linking is a technique used to associate a mental image with something you have a difficult time remembering, like meeting someone at a party and not being able to remember the person’s name. The key to remembering something is making the image a bit whacky because Dr. Barnard said our brains will not remember anything boring.