Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

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Tags: healthy foods | mood | outlook | brain function | smarts | veggies | whole grains

Foods That Improve Your Outlook and Smarts

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Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 08:40 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Sir Paul McCartney, 70 and still rocking, says being a vegetarian accounts for a lot of the happiness in his life. Although you don't have to abandon all poultry and fish to upgrade your attitude and brain function (yes, red meat is out), you just might want to Listen to What the Man Said.

Recent studies show that eating a veggie-intense diet makes you happier. We say: Clearing the junk out of your meals — saturated and trans fats in meats and prepared foods; refined carbs (that's any grain that's not 100 percent whole); added sugars and sugar syrups (they're everywhere) — gets body and mind feeling great!

Here's how to raise your spirits and your smarts:

Step 1: Get more omega-3 DHA from algal-oil supplements and foods like walnuts, ground flaxseed, trout, and salmon. It protects your eyes from macular degeneration, your heart from abnormal beats, and your brain from dementia, and it improves memory and quells anxiety.

Step 2: Amp up your veggie intake, and your brain will say "thanks." Eating two or more servings of veggies daily decreases decline in thinking by 35 percent over six years. (Seventy percent of Americans don't eat even two servings a day!) Another tip: French fries don't count as a veggie!

Step 3: Eat whole grains to stabilize blood sugar levels. They prevent mood swings and keep you focused and clear. Six walnut halves or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before a meal, or 3/8 teaspoon of cinnamon daily also are great for healthy glucose levels.


© 2012 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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