Dr. Oz said you can banish belly fat and enhance weight loss by limiting dairy from your diet and increasing your fiber intake on the Feb. 3 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
"If you ever felt so bloated that you thought your pants would pop, then it's time to pay attention," said Dr. Oz.
Dr. Oz said women are more likely to suffer from diet-related bloating because their colons are "curvier" than men's, making it harder for food to pass through during digestion.
Dr. Oz's guest was gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan, author of Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage.
Dr. Chutkan said women should try to eat 25 grams of fiber a day, and recommended this high-fiber anti-bloat shake recipe for breakfast:
- One cup coconut water
- One-half cup papaya
- One tablespoon acacia fiber powder
- One-half cup pineapple
- One tablespoon psyllium husks
- One cup of spinach
- Four ice cubes.
Dr. Oz said eating fennel seeds before and after a meal will also dramatically reduce bloating, as will limiting dairy intake.
Anti-Aging Lotions To Fight Wrinkles
On a separate segment of the show, Dr. Oz spoke to three top dermatologists: Dr. Howard Sobel, Dr. Jeanine Downie, and Dr. Lori Brightman. They said wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots are the three biggest causes of aging skin.
- Hydroquinone. Dr. Downie said a 2% solution of hydroquinone will prevent and reverse age spots, melasma and other discolorations.
- Retinol and soy cream. Dr. Oz said applying retinol at night (to exfoliate damaged skin) and using soy cream in the morning (to retain moisture) will smooth out wrinkles.
- Multi-peptides. Dr. Oz said multi-peptides restore firmness to sagging skin because they contain amino acids that promote collagen growth.
Anti-Aging Health Books and Foods
Dr. Oz's recommended reading for February include three anti-aging health books:
Dr. Oz said these anti-aging foods enhance both health and longevity: