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Dr. Oz: Black rice is a superfood that fights fatigue while qigong curbs stress

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Dr. Oz said black rice is a super-food that's extremely effective at fighting fatigue on the Jan. 21 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Oz called black rice (also known as "forbidden rice") the No. 1 fatigue fighter you've never heard of.

He said his mother-in-law introduced him to the health benefits of black rice, which energizes you because of the following:

  • It contains powerful fatigue-fighting antioxidants.
  • It has iron and magnesium, which boost energy.
  • It's rich in protein, so it provides a slow release of energy.
  • It's high in zinc, amino acids, and potassium.

A quarter-cup of black rice has two grams of fiber and five grams of protein. Dr. Oz suggested eating black rice pudding for breakfast, or adding it as a side dish to dinner or lunch.

Qigong Relieves Stress and Aids Sleep

Dr. Oz said the ancient Chinese practice of qigong reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and heals you physically and spiritually. Qigong combines breathing exercises, martial arts, and flexibility moves to work your mind, body and spirit.

Dr. Oz's guest was qigong expert Karl Romain, a former kung-fu world champion. Romain told Dr. Oz qigong has proven effective at fighting depression, combating stress, and improving agility and balance.

Because qigong is low-intensity, it won't damage your joints and can be done at whatever pace you're comfortable with. Dr. Oz said doing these meditative moves can make you feel calm and promotes restful sleep.



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