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Apples high in antioxidants

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Eating apples is good for our health as they can help to keep heart disease and cancer at bay.

Fruits and vegetables provide flavonoids, a large group of compounds that are all antioxidants.  In particular, apple has been found to contain a high quantity.

In case you don’t already know, antioxidants are good for our well-being, because they stabilise highly reactive free radicals and protect our blood vessels, thereby lowering our risks of developing cancer and heart disease.  

Food for weight loss

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I saw this very interesting foodchart over at The D Spot from Sexy Mom which details which food promote weight loss and smoothen skin and asked her if I can share it here. 

Beets:
Promotes weight loss, controls blood pressure, combats cancer, trengthens bones, protects your heart.

Cabbage:
Promotes weight loss, combats cancer, prevents constipation, protects your heart, helps in relief of hemorrhoids.

Carrots:
Promotes weight loss, saves eyesight, protects your heart, prevents constipation, combats cancer.

Drinking cuppa black without milk is better for your heart

cuppa black tea Drinking cuppa black without milk is better for your heart
So I’ve been doing it right.  Drinking cuppa black which actually yields me more health benefits.  Because according to research published online in European Heart Journal, the protective effect that tea has on preventing heart disease is totally wiped out by adding milk.

Clinical studies have shown that drinking tea is beneficial for health as it contains an abundance of antioxidant substances called catechins that improve blood flow and the cardiovascular system, and are also thought to protect against some cancers. However, proteins in milk, called caseins, are found to reduce the concentration of catechins in the tea.  

Strawberries can suppress cancer

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Are you a strawberry fan?  Then you have good reasons to cheer. Because strawberries are the most effective berry for slowing the growth of colon and oral cancers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles tested extracts of six  berries — strawberries, raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cranberries — which were all found to suppress oral, breast, colon and prostate cancers. But strawberries were the most effective against colon and oral cancers.