July 11, 2007

Eat Healthy, Breathe Right

A brand new study by the Harvard School of Public Health found a link between Omega-3 fats and vitamin C and E intake and respiratory health.

Click here to read a very brief summary of the study.

Since it never hurts to review...

Sources of Vitamin C: oranges, berries, kiwi, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, parsley, melons, cauliflower, spinach

Sources of vitamin E: vegetable oils (sunflower, corn, olive), kale, spinach, wheat germ, peanut butter, seeds, whole grains

Sources of Omega-3 fats: salmon, tuna, walnuts, ground flaxseed, scallops, tofu, tempeh, winter squash

1 comment:

Mike D said...

What a beautifully designed and highly informative blog. Thanks for putting this together. This is very nice.

Just thought I'd bring an important discovery from UC Berkeley to everyone's attention. Scientists in at UCB's nutritional sciences department have recently discovered that a compound in Brassica vegetables called Diindolylmethane is a potent activator of the innate immune response system with potent anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

DIM is currently being used to treat RRP tumors and is in Phase III clinical trials for Cervical Dysplasia, both of which are caused by HPV. Until recently its mode of action was not clearly understood until scientists discovered its antiviral properties.

Just thought I'd share this bit of interesting news.

References:

http://www.diindolylmethane.org/

http://www.activamune.com/