The 50 Shades of Vegetables- Cut

Happy Spring! Many  thanks to all who expressed lots of love on the 50 Shades of Vegetables article!

People have inquired why I didn’t include fruits in the article. Fruits are a fantastic source of polyphenols and anticancer agents. I love fruit and during Operation Save Uterus, I did eat fruit- especially berries. However, I did not eat fruits with wild abandon because I wanted to limit my sugar intake. Based on my research, cancer cells thrive off of sugar.

Here’s what didn’t make it in the HuffPo article:

Keep it Clean

Dirty is not the way to go. Before being intimate with your organic or non-organic vegetables, it’s important to wash them. Organic vegetables tend to have fewer pesticides. Healthfinder.gov suggests that eating organic vegetables gives you the equivalent of an extra serving of vegetables a day because they tend to have higher levels of antioxidants and polyphenols. If you can’t avoid buying non-organic, consider stripping the pesticides, chemicals, and waxes away using a vegetable wash.  Feel free to dive in and take it as far as you want eating your clean vegetables.

Share the Love

There is no shame or scandal involved in improving your relationship with vegetables. One quote in the Antioxidant Miracle suggests that the DNA in every cell in the body suffers about 10,000 “hits” from free radicals each day. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that can damage your cells if your system creates more free radicals than it can handle. The anti-oxidants in vegetables help to neutralize those hits. Therefore, enhancing your relationship with vegetables and sharing them with your friends or family is a valuable gift. Your relationship with vegetables is personal, but sharing and supporting healthier choices with the people close to you may help to decrease their incidence of debilitating and life-threatening diseases.

For the full article click here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lorraine-giordano/healthy-eating_b_2593385.html

 

Happy Easter too! Here’s to the growing buds!

Peace,

Lorraine