Simple Things To Make Food Healthier
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January 2, 2012
Interview with John La Puma, author of ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine: A Food Lover's Road Map to: Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, Getting Really Healthy
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John LaPuma M.D.
And the addition of rosemary - the herb rosemary - reduces the HCA's even further. If you add black pepper to your curry you absorb more turmeric from that curry (it makes the curry yellow) and the turmeric has a chemical in it called cercumin that has been shown to reduce Alzheimer's risk as well as stabilize ulcerative colitis. And in some people, it actually reduces arthritis symptoms but you don't absorb the turmeric in cercumin unless you have a little bit of black pepper.
Dr. La Puma says you should add avocado to your spinach salad.
Because you absorb seven times the lutein from the spinach (the eye protecting anti-oxidant that fights against cataract development in acute macular degeneration) than if there's no avocado. And same thing - a full fat salad dressing instead of a non-fat or low fat because they're not as well absorbable with low fat dressing or non-fat dressing.