Monday, April 28


It's not all gloom and doom, folks - turns out that certain types of tea, long known to protect against cancer, also boost the immune system. Plus, eating oatmeal regularly keeps kids from getting obese, says "the first study to use a large national sample of children and analyse the role of fibre in obesity." And it's just been found that "peanuts lower triglycerides and improve total diet quality by increasing a number of nutrients associated with the prevention of heart disease." Additionally, more benefits are being found for vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects the body from oxygen damage and may help fight against certain cancers. Here's where you can get it: "Great sources: Total and Product 19 cereals; whole-grain hot and cold cereals; sunflower seeds; almonds; cottonseed and soybean oil; margarine; and strawberries, amaranth, farro, kasha and quinoa. Good sources: vegetable-oil based salad dressings; corn oil; margarine; peanuts and peanut butter; tomato juice and processed tomatoes, such as tomato puree and tomato paste; and leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, beet, mustard greens, collard greens, Swiss chard, kale and Romaine lettuce." Gosh... what do all these foods in this post have in common?

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