Thursday, November 26, 2009

Know Your Food Healers - 2


  • Grapefruit - Another fruit that can prevent cancer. One of the compounds in red grape fruit that gives the fruit its pinkish hue is lycopene. It's also found in tomatoes and sweet red peppers considered to be a "very important", very potent anti oxidant and free radical scavenger, says a nutritionist at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Grapefruit is also an excellent source of limonoids, which is like Vitamin C, have potent anticancer properties.
  • Cinnamon - Lowers down cholesterol. Half teaspoon of cinnamon each day could cut your triglycerides and total cholesterol by 12-30% while it boosts your body's ability to store blood sugar.
  • Grape juice - Both wine and grapejuice share the same compounds that lower cholesterol, prevent hardening of the arteries, and fight heart disease, but grape juice does all these things without the calories (or the buzz for that matter) of alcohol. So, if there are times when wine wouldn't be appropriate, reach for the grapejuice to get your daily dose of heart protection. A recent study showed that a brand of 100% grapejuice made from Concord grapes had the highest anti oxidant count of all beverages measured.
  • Corn - Lose weight with corn for just 83 calories per ear. If you want to lose weight, cut cholesterol and help prevetn cancer, you can have it all in one meal. - Try raw corn! According to a doctor from New Jersey, this is tasty and healthy and almost with no preparation needed, - just husk and wash. Boiling corn removes most of the nutrients in the water but if you must boil it, the water can be used as the base for soup.