Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Power of Your Plate...

Biologists Show How Veggies Work in Cancer-Fighting Diet

Did you know: vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are filled with compounds that could help reverse or prevent cancers and other aging-related diseases? It's called "epigenetics"...and some amazing things have emerged from this work...such as...

Compounds in some veggies and foods suppress gene aberrations that over time cause fatal diseases.
and...these foods actually reverse harmful genetic developments...
for instance...sipping tea compounds called polyphenols in daily amounts that are equivalent to approximately three cups of green tea has been shown to reverse breast cancer in laboratory mice by suppressing the gene that triggers the disease. 

Similarly, a daily cup of broccoli sprouts, which has sulforaphane as an active compound, has been shown to reduce the risk of developing many different cancers. You can get broccoli sprouts at places like Whole Foods and Sprouts Farmers Market, among others...

So have more of these: soybeans, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. Broccoli sprouts...Green tea, fava beans, kale, grapes and the spice turmeric.

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