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Friday, April 24, 2009

Healthy Eating & Drinking Habits

A few weeks ago, my hubby emailed this article to me...

Mushrooms and tea cut cancer risk
CHINESE women who eat mushrooms and drink green tea significantly cut their risk of breast cancer and its severity in those who develop it.

Researchers from University of Western Australia looked at the diets of 2,018 women from the southeastern Chinese city of Hangzhou - half of whom had breast cancer - between July 2004 and September 2005.

The researchers noted that the rate of breast cancer cases in China was four to five times lower than that typically found in developed countries.

Eating as little as 10 grams, or less than one button mushroom daily, has a beneficial effect. Women who consumed the most fresh mushrooms are two-thirds less likely to develop breast cancer compared with those who did not eat them. Fresh and dried mushrooms were equally effective.

The fact that the combination of green tea and mushrooms was more effective than just mushrooms alone could partially explain the lower incidence of breast cancer amongst Chinese women. The study was published in the International Journal of Cancer.

-The New Straits Times

Since then, I have been more conscious of including these into my diet.

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And here are some other items that I eat almost everyday!

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Soya Bean - Positive effects on cholesterol, bone density, menstrual and menopausal symptoms as well as preventing certain cancers.

Evening Primrose Oil - Good for reducing PMS, eczema and other skin disorders (think better complexion), lower cholesterol and blood pressure, strengthen immune system, help reduce obesity etc.

Cranberries - Improve body's circulatory system, treat cystitis (if juice drunk daily), high in Vit C, contributes to healthy heart, reduce urinary tract infections.

Milk - Has ability to prevent osteoporosis (by strengthening the bones), reduce hyper tension, lower the risks of tooth decay and colon cancer.

Yesterday, after washing my Evening Primrose Oil Capsule down with a glass of water, I was thinking which to drink next - Green Tea or Cranberry Juice...

What a lot of things to eat/drink in a day!!! But... any joiners? (:

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