Meet what may become the next "miracle" supplement: Red palm oil. Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends trying it for boosting your heart health, blasting fat, reducing your risk of dementia and even even lowering your risk of strokes. Learn more about why you might consider incorporating it into your life.
Providing you with a powerhouse of antioxidants, red palm oil provides vitamin E. It helps to battle high cholesterol and enhances the health of your heart by removing plaque build-up in your arteries and preventing blockages. In addition, red palm oil can help to reduce your risk of conditions ranging from arthritis to osteoporosis, even slowing down the aging process by shielding your skin against harmful UV rays. However, don't try swapping it for fish oil supplements or fish, because fish oil provides you with omega-3 essential fatty acids. Among the proven benefits of fish oil: Heart health, protection against dementia and reduction in inflammation.
In contrast to vegetable oils, red palm oil ignites your metabolism by going directly to your liver. The result: You will burn calories from fat more quickly, according to Dr. Oz. In addition, the vitamin E contained in red palm oil (tocotrienol) is the type shown to protect you from dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Bonus: You only need two tablespoons a day to reap the benefits, so you can cook with it or sprinkle it on salads. Want more help with weight loss and overall general health? Then make sure to get a good night's sleep. Dr. Oz's latest "miracle" sleep supplement: Passion flower. Try it in powder form or in a soothing tea, such as SleepyTea Sleep-Aid Passion Flower Lavender Orange Herbal Tea. In addition, Dr. Oz suggests trying 200 mg of L-Theanine for help with sleep. And for extra help, try a white noise sleep machine.