Health Tips
The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry now reports that the same compound that gives wine its cancer-fighting power-the antioxidant resveratrol-is also abundant in dark chocolate! Resveratrol has been shown in numerous studies to promote cancer cell death and tinker with cancer cell genes in a way that prevents the disease from developing. Satisfy your sweet tooth with 1 oz to 2 oz of dark chocolate daily. TIP: Women who enjoyed 2 oz of dark chocolate daily for three months had smoother, more supple skin that those who didn’t.
Apples are loaded with antioxidants that protect and heal the pancreas. In fact, eating 1 1/2 cups daily can cut your cancer risk 44%! And eating them cooked-as in applesauce- ups your absortption of those antioxidants as much as 50%, lowering your risk even more, so researchers say from UCLA.
Dishwashers can harbor toxic fungi that thrive in warm, moist environments and aren’t killed by detergents; microbiologists recently found. SOLUTION: Weekly wipe-downs of the inside of your dishwasher and it’s door seal with diluted bleach. (Mix 1/4 cup bleach with 1 gallon of water). Not that we endorse it, but Cascade Complete or Platinum can help as well with helping clean your dishwasher.
Cruciferous veggies such as cabbage, broccoli, and the like contain indoles, phytonutrients that zap precancerous cells, reducing breast cancer risk 40%. ”Indoles also help your liver break down harmful excess estrogens”, says C.W. Randolph, Jr., M. D. cofounder of The Natural Hormone Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. Suggested: 1/2 cup daily.
The nuts are rich in magnesium, a mineral that shuts down the growth of precancerous cells ing the intestines, cutting your risk of colon and rectal cancers 34% or more. This protective nutrient is present in many other foods, including: almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, as well as halibut, spinach, and fortified cereals. Suggested: 1oz to 2 oz. daily. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead