Dr. Oz invited Dr. Mark Hyman on to the show to talk about things that you can do TODAY, with ingredients that you may already have in your home to help prevent alzheimer's disease as well as boost your energy, mood and overall brain health. In fact, you may even want to swap out your coffee and replace it with this phytonutrient rich drink that is full of brain boosting nutrients to increase your alertness and well being. The phytonutrient drink recipe that Mark Hyman was referring to is based around turmeric because of it's anti-inflammatory properties. Listed below is the the Turmeric Drink / Alzheimer's Prevention recipe that was featured on today's show.
Optimize Your Brain, Increase Memory With a Turmeric Daily Phytonutrient Tonic
Dr. Hyman explained to Dr. Oz and the audience that food is not just calories and energy. Food is also information that affects just about every function in your body. Phytonutrients are powerful substances that are found in plant foods that too often go unappreciated for how powerful that they really are! They have medicinal properties that can optimize your brain cells!
Dr. Hyman stressed that it's important to get these brain boosting plant phytonutrients every day that will not only help to prevent Alzheimer's but can also help to increase your energy, improve your focus and more.
- 4 Cups of green tea
- 1 teaspoon of ginger
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Choice of mint or rosemary
Turmeric Phytonutrient Tonic Recipe
- Take about 4 cups of water and brew it with green tea. Mark said that Green Tea is full of catechins, which are natural detoxifiers, repair and boost your brain. Mark Hyman suggested swapping out your coffee in the morning with this quick and easy recipe.
- Add turmeric which helps protect against inflammation in the body.
- Add lemon juice, turmeric and your choice of herbs (rosemary or mint was the suggestion given on Dr. Oz)
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