Dr Oz: Carob Powder for Decreasing Cholesterol
On a recent episode of the Dr Oz Show he mentioned that our blood vessels can get dirty and grimy over time and it can be a great benefit to help clean them out and make them work more efficiently.
Dr Oz mentions that Carob Powder which is from the pea family can be a great alternative to Cocoa powder. Carob Powder is packed with vitamins and minerals and can help you decrease your cholesterol levels and help your body to improve the health of its arteries.
What is Carob
Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) is a leguminous evergreen tree of the family Leguminosae. Although it was initially native to Mediterranean regions, it is now cultivated in many warm climates, including Florida and California. The pods may be ground into a flour, which is often used as a cocoa substitute because it has a somewhat similar taste to chocolate and one-third the calories.
Tips for Eating Carob Powder
Put it in oatmeal, sprinkle it on yogurt, or put it in a shake or smoothie.
Carob Powder Benefits
- Reduce Cholesterol
- Regulate Blood Glucose
- Digestive Health
Dr Oz Carob Powder Dosage
There is no proven safe or effective dose for carob. Traditionally, 20 grams carob daily with plenty of water has been used. As a powder, 20-30 grams added to water, tea, or milk taken once daily has also been used.
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