In Case You Missed It: Supplement Superstars

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Supplement Superstars

Dr. Oz lists the top 5 supplements everyone should take. See which ones can help you live longer, prevent heart attacks, and fight cancer.

Baby Aspirin

Though not technically a supplement, a new study shows aspirin lowers your risk for almost every type of cancer. Dr. Oz recommends taking 2 baby aspirin a day.

Vitamin D

This vitamin plays a key role in preventing colon cancer, uterine cancer, breast cancer and endometrial cancer. To get your daily dose of vitamin D spend 15 minutes in the sun or take 1,000 IUs a day.

Multivitamin

These superstars help boost energy and may prevent memory loss. Look for brands that provide 100% of the daily value of essential nutrients; avoid mega-doses.

Calcium

This supplement can increase bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis. Dr. Oz recommends a calcium cocktail daily: 600mg calcium, 400mg magnesium and 1,000 IUs of vitamin D.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Make sure your omega-3 supplement contains 600mg of DHA, and take it daily.

 


Stress-Eating Solutions

See the 4-step plan that can change your life.

Step 1: Don’t Drink Your Calories

Removing 1 bottle of sugary soda or juice a day can save you 50,000 calories a year.

Step 2: Develop a Daily Practice

For example, set a bedtime. Sleep deprivation increases the stress hormone cortisol.

Step 3: Get Moving

You don’t need a gym membership to stay active. Doing the dishes counts as activity.

Step 4: Find a Stress Buddy

When you feel like stress eating, find someone you can call instead.

Cancer-Fighting Foods

Adding these foods to your grocery list can help you prevent cancer.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain the antioxidant sulforaphane, which has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer in mice.

Cauliflower

Several studies have found a link between diets rich in cauliflower and a lower cancer risk.

Spinach

This vegetable is rich in folate – a B-complex vitamin that can protect against cancer.