For Your Well-Being

Pass the Peas, Please
The teeny pea may pack a mighty anticancer punch.
Pack your pantry with bean, pea, and lentil soups to warm you up all season long. Peas, lentils, and beans contain a compound that a recent study revealed may help protect you against cancer. The compound, inositol pentakisphosphate, inhibits a key pathway in cancer cell growth. The discovery may one day lead to new cancer-fighting treatments.

A diet rich in inositol pentakisphosphate, a compound found in legumes, nuts, and wheat bran, may help protect you against cancer by interfering with the fine network of blood vessels tumors need to develop. Round out your diet with plenty of cancer-fighting foods, such as snow peas, sugar snap peas, black beans, broccoli, tomatoes, citrus fruits, soy, and calcium-rich, low-fat dairy. Limit red meat consumption to no more than one serving per week; high intake has been linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer.

Benefit:Eating a diverse diet that is low in calories and high in nutrients can make your Age
as much as 4 years younger.


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