Vegetables with apigenin are key cancer fighters
BY MICHAEL ROIZEN, M.D., AND MEHMET OZ, M.D.
You may think
parsley is a throwaway garnish,
celery is a snack that
delivers fewer calories than it takes to digest and
artichokes are just
meant for dips.
But the real facts: Those three veggies, essentials of the Mediterranean Diet,
are loaded with apigenin, an inflammation fighter that kills cancer cells. These
foods can boost cancer treatments (some studies show it makes paclitaxel, used
to treat certain breast cancers, more effective) or prevent cancer (breast,
colon, skin, thyroid and leukemia) in the first place.
There are 50 trillion to 75 trillion cells in the body, and inevitably some of
them will become cancerous. But when your immune system can knock them out,
you'll never know or care that they were there.
Your diet is an important component of the ammunition you need for that battle,
and apigenin is emerging as the toughest cancer fighter in the produce aisle. In
addition to parsley, celery and artichokes, you'll find it in
grapes, chamomile tea and wine, and in herbs such as tarragon, cilantro,
licorice, spearmint, basil and oregano.
Related article: Higher Fruit, Veggie Intake Tied to Lower Risk of a Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer
You will find artichoke and grapes
in Juice Plus+ Vineyard Blend capsules; artichoke
is also in our Juice Plus+ Complete whole-food drink mix.
and cherries are in Juice Plus+ Orchard & Garden Blend
capsules and soft chewables.
Juice Plus+ is not a 'supplement', but a wholefood-based
nutritional product that helps us bridge the gap between what we do eat and what
we need to eat, in terms of daily fruit and vegetable intake.
Please watch the video below concerning this important 'bridge'.
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