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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Watching Dr Oz Quiz 11/3/12: Memory

Which berry was recommended to support memory on a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show?

A. Blueberry
B. Goji berry
C. Blackberry
D. Lignon berry

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The Answer: Goji berry

The Answer: Goji Berry
Nelson Dellis, two time USA Memory Champion, appeared on the 10/26/12 episode. Mr. Dellis shared that his favorite food to support memory is goji berries.

Goji berries are high in beta carotene, which is also found in carrots, and they are higher in vitamin C than oranges playing a role in fighting the aging of the brain. B vitamins in goji berries also help to keep homocysteine levels down which plays a role in brain health.

Dr. Oz says eat at least 5 tablespoons of goji berries daily. Add goji berries to salads and yogurt or snack on them straight from the bag. [I love goji berries on my oatmeal.]

On the 5/16/12 episode, Dr. Oz recommended blueberry leaf tea to combat diarrhea. Blueberry leaf tea removes mucus from the intestines which can lead to diarrhea. He cautions if diarrhea has already set in then blueberry tea will make it worse.

One handful of dried blueberries equals one serving of fruit and provides a dose of antioxidants, discussed on the 5/30/12 episode. Reach for dried fruit when you crave hard candy. Bring them with in a travel cup, they make great snacks for kids.

Blackberries are just plain yummy! says blackberries are a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

Lignon Berry
Dr. Oz talked about lignon berries on the 10/5/11 episode, How Old Is Your Skin.

With 30% more antioxidants than blueberries it has the highest antioxidants of all berries. The lingonberry hails from Scandinavia, is not widely know in the United States but it is gaining popularity with its power-packed antioxidants. It's a distant cousin to cranberry and, according to Dr. Oz is believed to support normal blood sugar levels, reduce cholesterol, is a natural antibiotic and may fight cancer cells. The flavor is similar to pomegranate and blueberry together.

Lignon berries have become more popular recently though it may still be hard to find. I've only seen them in jam/jelly in stores.


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