Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"you, improved"

An article from the January 2010 edition of "Real Simple" has been hanging on my fridge ever since my dear friend, Ginger, gave me the magazine.  

I am tired at just staring at these beneficial facts.  
This year, we resolve to implement them into our diet.  

Maybe one of these ultra nutrients will take a spot in your home, as well...

"you, improved"

recent studies have found that beta-glucan, a sugar molecule in the edible fungus, helps boost the immune system and prevents the growth of cancer cells.
eat: 3-4 ounces, cooked

Their high level of selenium, which may ward off colon, lung, and prostate cancer, comes from the soil the tree grows in.
eat: 2 to 3

This plant contains glucosinate, a compound that has been shown to increase the liver's ability to fight carcinogens and suppress the growth of cancerous tumors.  Horseradish also has antibacterial properties that may help treat urinary-tract infections.
eat: 1 tsp. spread on a sandwich

Studies show that alpha linolenic acid, a plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids found in the nuts, can help reduce cholesterol levels and the inflammation that may lead to high blood pressure and heart disease.
eat: 12-14 halves

Anthocyanins, the antioxidants that give these berries their bold coloring, may retard the growth of precancerous cells, especially those associated with oral and esophageal cancers.
eat: 10-12

healthy choices... healthy living

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