The Secrets continue with 3 more ingredients …

  1. Rutin, a potentially lifesaving flavonoid (a class of antioxidants) found in high levels in BLACKBERRIES, may block an enzyme linked to the formation of blood clots, lowering the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a 2012 study from Harvard Medical School.
  2. The antioxidant eugenol found in BASIL may cause cervical cancer cells to self-destruct, according to recent studies.
  3. And good old BRUSSELS SPROUTS (yuck! … but I make myself eat them and they are certainly more palatable if NOT overcooked!!!) … anyway, their sulphur compounds may help our naturally occurring tumor-suppressing cell genes to block enzymes that promote tumor growth. And a 2012 study found these sulphur compounds may also reduce inflammation and activate cartilage protecting proteins in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

So that’s a lot of health promoting, anti-aging goodness to be getting on with, don’t you think? All of which are very easy to incorporate in tasty daily meals.

(Or is it really just a ploy to get us eating brussels sprouts?)
Source: Oprah.com

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