A recent article in iDiva talks about nutraceuticals or functional foods that can have a bigger impact on your heathy than you might suspect. Nutraceuticals can “provide medical or health benefits that go beyond nutritional value. This includes the prevention and treatment of diseases from tummy ailments to the deadly cancer.”
One food that has great nutritional value is Yogurt. Yogurt is high in calcium, which helps digestion and can possibly prevent osteoporosis. Yogurt is also fortified with live bacteria cultures that can enhance the immune system and help lower cholesterol. There is also increasing evidence that the great food can prevent colon cancer.
Green tea is another helpful aid as it is full of phytochemicals called polyphenols. These are antioxidants “that may help to detoxify carcinogens.” Quoted from the article, “Among Asians, this brew is a staple, and studies indicate that they have the lowest rates of pancreatic and colorectal cancers…
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