Joy Bauer’s Food Cures Review
Food and fitness expert Joy Bauer stopped by The Doctors to share some great advice from her new book, Joy Bauer’s Food Cures. Read on for tons of healthy food tips and surprisingly simple cures to some common health problems.
Joy Bauer: Smelling Olive Oil Makes You Full
Did you know that smelling olive oil can stop hunger in its tracks? Joy suggested that everyone take a whiff of their olive oil before adding it to their salad. The oil releases seratonin, which could help you stay fuller, longer. Who knew?
Food Constipation Cures
Later, Dr. Travis Stork and Joy spoke with Camilla, 22, who was in search of a great cure for constipation. Dr. Travis reported that the average American eats 11 grams of fiber a day. Women should be eating two times that, and men should be eating three times that. So which foods should Camilla be adding to her diet?
Dr. Travis and Joy gave Camilla 15 seconds to choose three food constipation cures. After a shopping trip to The Doctors’ food pharmacy, Camilla chose apples, artichokes and avocados.
Joy was very impressed with Camilla’s picks. Artichokes, especially, are loaded with fiber, though most people don’t know it. She recommends steaming or grilling artichokes and serving them with a lemon vinaigrette for dipping. Artichoke hearts also go great with pastas and salads. Raspberries and figs are also great choices for an extra fiber boost.
Food Headache Cures
Another audience member, Amanda, had a problem with chronic headaches. She played the same game that Camilla did, choosing three foods she believed would help cure her headache pain. Amanda chose ginger, orange and spinach.
According to Joy, two out of Amanda’s three picks are “superstars” when it comes to fighting headaches. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, so brewing some ginger tea is a great, natural cure for headaches. Spinach is also a good choice because it contains magnesium and riboflavin, which both fight intense headaches.
Amanda can also try boiling up some quinoa. One cup has 30% of your daily value of magnesium.
The Doctors: Audience Food Cure Quiz
Then, the audience was put to the test on their food cure knowledge with Joy Bauer, Dr. Travis and Dr. Lisa Masterson. How many questions can you answer correctly?
Q: If you’re prone to getting canker sores, which food should you eat?
- Fresh Mint
Answer: Asparagus. It’s loaded with folic acid, and studies have shown that people deficient in folic acid have been more prone to canker sores.
Q: Which food can you help regulate your blood sugar?
- Coconut Juice
- Beet Juice
- Balsamic Vinegar
Answer: Balsamic Vinegar. While all these liquids are healthy, only vinegar has been proven to stop the spike of blood sugar. Plus, vinegar has zero sodium.
Q: Which of these sweet foods has the least amount of calories?
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 soft serve ice cream cone
Answer: It’s actually the ice cream, as long as it’s a small, soft packed cone.