Expert Health & Diet Advice From Dr. Sass
Real Style Network’s beauty blog asked Bariatric Physician Dr. Sasson E. Moulavi for his expert health and diet advice for our readers. As a part of our Expert Tips section, we will be sharing Dr. Sass’s valuable knowledge and tips on how to stay healthy. Make sure to check back here for more health and diet tips from Dr. Sass.
Q: There has been a lot of talk lately about so-called “superfoods”. Items like goji berries and quinoa are often referred to as “superfoods”. What are your recommended superfoods?
A: I don’t believe people should look at super foods so much. They are usually rich in only one nutrient. I recommend a combination of super foods to get a balanced diet. A few of my favorites:
• Almonds: a great source of Vitamin E, good amounts of magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fiber and good source of healthy monounsaturated fats. Contain more calcium than any other nut. Eating almonds in moderation promotes lower cholesterol levels, prevents heart disease and can help with weight loss.
• Acai Berry: Contains powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.
• Pomegranate: May contain close to 3 times the antioxidants as green tea or red wine. Also combats hardening of the arteries and related diseases like heart attacks and strokes. Research shows that pomegranate may help lower bad cholesterol, lower blood pressure, fight osteoarthritis and keep prostate cancer from returning.
Dr. Sasson E. Moulavi (Dr. Sass), M.D. is a Board Certified Bariatric Physician, who has challenged communities, industry and government to do more to prevent the obesity epidemic. For more than 15 years he has specialized in the study and treatment of Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Sass has directed the operation of multiple weight loss centers in both the United States and Canada. He has dedicated his life’s work to finding easily palatable solutions to help Americans curb their hunger. Dr. Sass is the creator of underWAY™ and Medical Director of Smart for Life™ Weight Management Centers and Better Health Beverage. See more on Dr. Sass here.
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