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Compound in Celery and Artichokes can Kill Pancreatic Cancer

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Globe artichokes being cooked with whole garli...

Globe artichokes being cooked with whole garlic cloves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Eating plant-based foods are our natural medicines. There are substances in all plant-based foods that can help make us healthy and prevent disease. Researchers at University of Illinois have found that flavonoid compounds, such as apigenin and luteolin can actually kill cancer cells by inhibiting an important enzyme. The human body evolved along with plant life. Plants were early mans most common food. As we evolved our cells made use of the compounds in plant food to nourish and fight diseases. Are you eating a lot but starving your body of vital nutrients? Eat well!

Supper Foods

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Broad beans, shelled and steamed

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An article on Shine (Yahoo) speaks of 10 super foods for Spring time. These foods are known to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and, while we’re at it, put you in a better mood.

We should all be looking forward to Spring/Summer for great fresh vegetables. For me it’s tomatoes, asparagus, corn, artichokes, avocados and berries. The ten foods listed in this article were:

  1. Artichokes
  2. Asparagus
  3. Avocado
  4. Blueberries
  5. Fava Beans (aka Broad Beans)
  6. Fresh Figs
  7. Leeks
  8. Oregano and Other Fresh Herbs
  9. Spinach
  10. Strawberries

Enjoy good eating this spring and summer and the good health benefits of eating well.