Dr. Oz came out with some new natural health tips for women over 40. On a recent episode of “The Doctor Oz Show,” he singled out a few vitamins, minerals and herbs that can help with weight loss, wrinkles and memory & brain health. The show was geared towards women, but these nutrients really provide health benefits that are universal. So let’s take a closer look:
1. Irvingia for Weight Loss
It’s a fact that there are known biological mechanisms that cause aging people to gain weight—both men and women. And unfortunately, it doesn’t really seem to matter how good your diet is or how little you may eat. Irvingia is a unique plant extract from West Africa that can help you gain control over those haywire biological signals, in turn helping you maintain a healthy weight.
2. Turmeric (curcumin) for Memory & Brain Health
The secret to turmeric’s natural health benefits are in its key constituents known as curcuminoids. These powerful natural antioxidants provide free radical protection throughout the body, including two key areas for aging: memory and brain health.
3. Green Tea Bags for Puffy Eyes
Green tea is one of the most studied natural health supplements in history. Research continues to unlock its hidden powers for healthy aging and overall wellness. But there’s another lesser known use for green tea: natural under eye therapy. Dr. Oz recommends placing wet green tea bags over your eyes for about 4-5 minutes to help reduce any puffiness. Give it a shot and let us know if this truly works!
4. Magnesium for Metabolism
Magnesium may not be the most popular mineral, but it is definitely one of the most important, as it is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions throughout the body. It’s a key player in heart and nervous system functions, and it’s a catalyst for certain enzyme reactions that create energy. To boost your daily magnesium intake, eat foods like seeds, nuts, whole grains and dark green leafy veggies.
5. Vitamin A to Fight Wrinkles
Vitamin A (or retinol) is an important fat-soluble nutrient known mostly for its role in maintaining healthy vision. But Dr. Oz also recommends it for healthy skin. You might also know vitamin A as beta-carotene, a natural pigment found in plants that your body converts to vitamin A as needed.
Source: The Doctor Oz Show