Tag: vitamin C

Fighting Cancer with Citrus

Clementines

The citrus family has some popular members—orange, lemon, lime, clementines and grapefruit. It also has some members that are no less important but are certainly less popular. These include pomelo, tangelo, tangerine, mandarin, blood orange and bitter orange, plus a whole lot more. Citrus fruits are famous for their vitamin C content. This is impressive …

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Blueberries for Cancer Prevention

Blueberries, Anthocyanidins and the Cancer Cell

Blueberries are not only beautiful and delicious; they are partners in our fight against cancer. Much of the health benefit of blueberries is credited to a group of pigments called Anthocyanidins. These are responsible for blue, red, pink, mauve and orange colours in fruits and vegetables.  While we don’t know for sure how these work …

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Does Cooking Reduce Nutrients?

I attended the AICR (American Institute for Cancer Research) conference in Maryland.  I plan to write a report about each of the sessions that I attended. This session was called “Can Food Processing Enhance Cancer Protection?” The topic itself might surprise you, as we tend to think when we process food that we are depleting …

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