Dr. Oz shares a natural cholesterol fighting solution (Strawberries). Recent studies show that strawberries fruit can help lower your cholesterol naturally and safely without the need to take any medications!
Strawberries are among the most popular berry fruits in the world. There are more than 600 varieties of strawberries that differ in size, flavor and texture, they all have the same characteristic red flesh, heart shape with yellow seeds piercing the surface, small, leafy green caps, and stems that adorn their crowns.
Eating Strawberries After High-fat Meals?
It’s recommended to grab a couple handfuls of strawberries after eating high fat meals. High-calorie fatty meals cause artery-damaging blood fats to spike temporarily. According to a recent study, people who followed a high-fat meal with a test beverage of pureed strawberries had a much smaller hike.
Strawberries seemed to minimize oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, a dangerous kind of cholesterol that likes to chew up the lining of people’s arteries. Maintaining a regular exercise with a healthy diet can always help prevent that from happening. In the study, just two thirds of a cup of strawberries reduced oxidized LDL spikes by 115%. Other research has shown that polyphenols in the strawberries were responsible for inhibiting LDL oxidation. Polyphenols are found in berries, teas and chocolate and they are considered heart healthy, so regardless of your heart’s health status, you should add more of them into your diet.
Strawberry And Tahini Protein Shake Recipe:
Here is a fast morning strawberries meal or snack to help you beat the 3 p.m. slump. This shake has flax seeds that gives a dose of omega 3s and dates which provide natural sweetness with a boost of potassium, iron, fiber and calcium.
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 2 scoops of whey protein powder
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 tbsp of ground flax seeds
- 4 pitted dates
- 2 tbsp of tahini
Mix all ingredients together until smooth, and enjoy.