Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Foods That Prevent Disease-- GOMBBS

This is a great article by Joel Fuhrman M.D. He is one of the country's leading experts on nutrition and the best expert in the country on not eating or fasting. He graduated University of Pennsylvania Medical School. This was the first medical school in the country making UPenn the first universtiy in the country. Harvard was the first college in the country.

He created the nutritarain diet and the ANDI scale of foods that is used by Whole Foods markets. On Youtube there is a video of Dr Oz introducing Dr Fuhrman as the country's expert on losing weight.

GOMBBS: Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Beans and Seeds

It says:
Also, several leafy greens and other green vegetables (such as bok choy, broccoli and kale) belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables. Vegetables contain protective micronutrients and phytochemicals, but cruciferous vegetables have a unique chemical composition. They contain glucosinolates, and when their cell walls are broken by blending, chopping or chewing, a chemical reaction converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates (ITCs) -- compounds with a variety of potential anti-cancer effects. Because different ITCs can work in different locations in the cell and on different molecules, they can have combined additive effects, working synergistically to remove carcinogens, reduce inflammation, neutralize oxidative stress, inhibit angiogenesis (the process by which tumors acquire a blood supply) and help kill cancer cells.

Consuming mushrooms regularly has been associated with decreased risk of breast, stomach and colorectal cancers. In one recent Chinese study, women who ate at least 10 grams of fresh mushrooms each day (about one mushroom per day) had a 64 percent decreased risk of breast cancer. Even more dramatic protection was gained by women who ate 10 grams of mushrooms and drank green tea daily -- an 89 percent decrease in risk for premenopausal women, and 82 percent for postmenopausal women.

White, cremini, Portobello, oyster, shiitake, maitake and reishi mushrooms all have anti-cancer properties -- some have been shown to be anti-inflammatory, stimulate the immune system, prevent DNA damage, slow cancer cell growth, cause programmed cancer cell death and inhibit angiogenesis [creation of new blood vessels by cancer growths].