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Prevent High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Belly Fat and Diabetes with this Latest Oz-approved Health Food

2013-10-01 10:51
Dr Oz healthy food to prevent diabetes and cholesterol

Are you looking for the latest health food that is recommended for preventing high cholesterol and heart disease and stops belly fat from growing, as well as prevents diabetes? In a recent episode of The Dr Oz Show, Dr Oz reveals his latest Oz-approved health food that he believes will change America.

“I’ve got the new health food sensation that will dominate health food stores across the nation,” says Dr. Oz as he introduces a new plant recommendation from Asian with a fruit that fights heart disease and high cholesterol and a leaf that contains sugar-blocking compounds that will help prevent pre-diabetes and diabetes—white mulberry.

The fruit of the white mulberry plant (Morus alba) has a fig-like taste. The plant is native to China and is the food of silkworms. White mulberry can be found in the U.S as it was introduced in colonial times during an attempt to establish a silk industry. White mulberry is found in every state with the exception of Nevada. It is considered to be a fairly invasive plant that grows easily in the wild and may pose a threat to the native red mulberry (Morus rubra).

“White mulberry I think will really change a lot of people’s lives,” says Dr. Oz stating that not only is the fruit of the white mulberry rich in anti-oxidants, but more importantly scientists have discovered that the leaves of the plant have potent sugar-blocking compounds that causes sugar to be processed differently in the body and can help prevent diabetes.

Dr. Oz explains that when you eat a sugar-heavy food like a candy bar, that during digestion a sugar surge hits your entire body causing fat to buildup in the liver and around the abdominal organs which shows as belly fat. To counter this sugar surge, the pancreas releases insulin that helps process some of the sugar from the bloodstream into cells where it will be burned off. However, the pancreas can only do so much. And if a person’s normal diet is high in sugar, eventually the pancreas will give out and fail to produce insulin and thereby result in a person having too much sugar in their blood all the time resulting in the medical condition known as diabetes.

“What I love―and that is what is so exciting about mulberry―is that it has a way of stopping this process,” says Dr. Oz. “When you add mulberry into your diet it changes everything. When you process sugar with mulberry fruit or leaves in your mouth and into your body, instead of going into your bloodstream…it [sugar] goes straight into your poop.”

According to WebMD, studies indicate that taking the powdered leaves of white mulberry appear to lower blood sugar in people who have type 2 diabetes. Reportedly in one study, taking 1 gram of the powdered leaf three times a day for 4 weeks decreased the fasting blood sugar levels of study participants by 27% in comparison to an 8% decrease in test subjects taking the diabetes medicine glyburide.

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To get mulberry into your diet, Dr. Oz recommends taking it in two forms: dried fruit and tea. Dried mulberry fruit not only provides cardiac and cholesterol lowering benefits, but is also high in protein and in fiber making it a great mid-day snack that curbs hunger and is low in sugar.

Mulberry in its tea form from the leaves is what you need to take to receive the sugar-blocking benefits of white mulberry. The tea can be found online and in health food stores. Dr. Oz recommends looking in the shelf section that advertises under “sugar-controlling” teas to find white mulberry leaves that can be steeped in hot water as a tea.

The research-based dosage recommended for treating both diabetes and/or high cholesterol is 1 gram of the powdered white mulberry leaf taken three times daily.

For an additional article about other teas and their weight-loss benefits, click-on the titled link, “Green Tea Will Not Result in Weight Loss without This One Ingredient.

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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show