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Dr. Weil talks holistic diet and supplements with Dr. Oz: Superfood recipe

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One of the nation's most famous alternative health gurus, Dr. Andrew Weil, visited Dr. Mehmet Oz's talk show on December 3 to talk about his favorite health all-stars. From super foods to super supplements, get the dish here.

Ready to meet an inexpensive super-food superstar to add to your diet? Say hello to red cabbage. Dr. Weil recommends it because it reduces your risk of cancer and provides you with multiple vitamins and minerals. One cup of shredded red cabbage has just 22 calories but gives you more than half of your daily quota of vitamin C. Dr. Weil suggests enjoying one to two cups of red cabbage daily. Try his recipe below.

When it comes to enhancing your diet with supplements, Dr. Weil suggests considering:

  • Evening Primrose Oil, which provides you with GLA. It's particular effective for those who suffer from dry skin or brittle nails. Take 500 mg twice a day.
  • CoQ10, which is high in antioxidants. Your levels of CoQ10 drop as you grow older. Try one 120 mg capsule daily.

Dr. Weil has created a variety of dishes that feature all-star superfoods in his new cookbook "True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure" (click for details). Try one of them below.

Dr. Andrew Weil's Braised Red Cabbage


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large head red cabbage, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 large green apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 3 large cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light-brown sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup peeled chestnuts (optional)

In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and carrots and sauté over medium heat until onion is translucent.

Add the cabbage and apple and mix well, then add salt to taste, the garlic, the bay leaf, cloves, wine, vinegar and sugar.

Bring to a low boil, cover, and cook for about 1 hour.

Remove bay leaf and correct seasoning to taste. You may also add the peeled chestnuts to cook in the braising liquid.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 141.9
Protein: 3.6 grams
Fat: 3.0 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.4 grams
Monounsat Fat: 1.7 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 0.5 grams
Carbohydrate: 28.5 grams
Fiber: 6.4 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Vitamin A: 7,837.7 IU
Vitamin E: 0.9 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 126.0 mg
Calcium: 129.1 mg
Magnesium: 44.0 mg



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