Do you follow the Food fads?
Our understanding is that ALL fruits, ALL vegetables offer such a variety of nutrients (phytochemicals) that a full-color plate is best.
Don't get caught up in the idea that the fruit of the month is the ONLY or most important one - it isn't, no matter how powerful the stories told.
NUTRITION - here is an all organic veggie dish from our 2011 national conference lunch buffet.
From www.aicr.org website - March 2011
"No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But scientists believe that the combination of foods in a predominantly plant-based diet may. There is evidence that the minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals in plant foods could interact in ways that boost their individual anti-cancer effects".
The above link will take you to assorted studies on individual and groups of healthy foods - more and more research is being done on combinations of healthy foods! Yeah! We decided years ago that combinations are so much better than any individual foods.
A bowl of Fresh, ORGANIC Fruits and Vegetables
As an antioxidant, prunes are a powerhouse. Of the foods scoring the highest for their Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) - a test measuring antioxidant ability, prunes top the list.
According to the Department of Agricultre, other foods that score high on the ORAC list includes raisins, blueberries, strawberries, kale and spinach.
In several tests, women who ate large servings of spinach or strawberries increased their blood antioxdant scores by 25%.
Ann's NOTE: Best to eat organic, especially strawberries as they are among the most sprayed produce.
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