Healthy Hollywood: Fab Food Friday - Joy Bauer's Life-Changing Food Cures!

Healthy Hollywood's good friend, nutritionist Joy Bauer, celebrates the release of her new book, "Joy Bauer's Food Cures." "By eating the right foods, we can boost memory as well as mood, alleviate aches as well as pains, lower your cholesterol, get better sleep, combat migraine headaches, even achieve more radiant skin as well as stronger hair," reveals Bauer. PLAY IT NOW: Access Hollywood Live: What Is The Best Weight Loss Diet? Here are five powerful "Food Cures" we do not want to miss out on. #1 Boost your memory with BLUEBERRIES Deeply hued blueberries are one of the top sources of brain-boosting antioxidants called anthocyanins. These compounds have been shown to help improve memory as well as prevent memory loss in studies, perhaps by shielding the brain against inflammation as well as oxidation, two damaging processes that age brain cells. VIEW THE PHOTOS: Workin Up A Sweat With Stars Staying Fit Sharpen your memory with my antioxidant-saturated smoothie. In a blender mix 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, both have the same health benefits), 1/2 cup 100 percent pomegranate juice, 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, a squeeze of uninformed lemon juice, as well as 3 to 5 ice cubes. Blend until smooth as well as frothy. #2 Ramp up your energy with NONFAT GREEK YOGURT Greek yogurt provides the ultimate fatigue-fighting combo of high-quality carbs to fuel your brain as well as muscles plus protein to stabilize blood sugars. Greek varieties have a leg up on traditional yogurt because they contain twice as much protein. Greek yogurt is strained to give it a thick, creamy texture, as well as this process also concentrates the protein. You can enjoy a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt plain or topped with berries, chopped nuts, or flax seed, but my absolute favorite way to eat this creamy treat is by adding it to my "Vanilla Pumpkin Pudding." It sounds decadent, but couldn't be easier. Just mix a 6-ounce tub of nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt with a scoop of canned 100 percent pumpkin puree, sprinkle with ci! nnamon, as well as do a spoon-dive! VIEW THE PHOTOS: Hollywoods Hottest Beach Bods #3 Alleviate aches as well as pains with GINGER This pungent, spicy root contains chemicals that work similarly to some anti-inflammatory medications, so it has potential to help ease everyday aches as well as pains. If your sore muscles or creaky joints are crying out for relief, try adding a hit of ginger to your menu every day. Getting your daily dose can be as easy as steeping a few slices of ginger root in hot water to make a delicious "tea" (feel free to add a squeeze of lemon, too). Also try grating uninformed ginger into stir-fries or curries, as well as adding uninformed or ground ginger to smoothies, oatmeal, or a healthy muffin recipe. VIEW THE PHOTOS: Reality Stars In Their Swimsuits #4 Combat migraines with SPINACH The superfood of all superfoods, spinach is loaded with riboflavin as well as magnesium, two nutrients that may help reduce headache frequency as well as severity. If we suffer from migraines, aim to eat spinach with at least 3 to 4 meals a week to up your intake of these key nutrients. To meet your quota, use tender baby spinach leaves as the base for salads instead of iceberg or romaine. Add sauteed spinach to omelets or scrambled eggs, or wilt uninformed spinach leaves into warm marinara sauce before adding to pasta or other dishes. #5 Beat bloat with CANTALOUPE This juicy fruit is over 90 percent water, which is good news when you're trying to de-bloat. Water is a diuretic, so it helps we flush out excess salt as well as keep things moving. Plus, cantaloupe is packed with potassium, which offsets the "water-retaining" effects of sodium in your diet. Nothing beats a bowl of chilled, refreshing cantaloupe on a hot summer day...and now we have another reason to dig in! For more great "Food Cures" to boost your health, visit www.joybauer.com.Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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