Study Shows How Veggies Work in Cancer-fighting Diet

Your vegetables are good for you, says a research review published by scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the journal Clinical Epigenetics.

In particular, vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are filled with compounds that could help reverse or prevent cancers and other aging-related diseases as part of the “epigenetics diet,” a new lifestyle concept coined after the article’s publication.

Epigenetics is the study of the changes in human gene expressions with time, changes that can cause cancer and Alzheimer’s, among other diseases. In recent years, epigenetics research worldwide, including numerous studies conducted at UAB, have identified specific food compounds that inhibit negative epigenetic effects.

Those foods include soybeans, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. Green tea, fava beans, kale, grapes and the spice turmeric round out the diet.


Chinese Deep-fried Noodle Recipe

E-Fu Noodle in Oyster Sauce with Golden Mushroom

E-Fu noodle is deep-fried noodle, also called yee mein. Golden mushroom is enoki mushroom.

Source: Hong Kong TV Times

Chirashi Sushi

Chirashi sushi is made by scattering sushi ingredients over a bed of sushi rice. Below are some examples.

Seafood Chirashi Sushi

Chirashi Sushi with Seafood, Lotus Root, Carrot, Burdock and a Chakin Sushi

Chirashi Sushi with Deep-fried Tofu, Salmon Roe and Egg

Chirashi Sushi Bento Sold at Railway Station

Chirashi Sushi with Salmon, Shredded Cheese, Salmon Roe and Cut Nori

Chirashi Sushi with Raw Mackeral, Tuna and Salmon

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

The Mediterranean diet, long known to be heart-healthy, also reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that boost the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a new review.

Researchers from Greece and Italy reviewed the results of 50 published studies with a total of more than 500,000 participants as part of a meta-analysis — a statistical analysis of the findings of similar studies — on the Mediterranean diet.

Among their findings: the natural foods-based diet is associated with a lower risk of hikes in blood pressure, blood sugar and triglycerides, as well as a reduced risk of a drop in good cholesterol — all of which are risk factors in metabolic syndrome.

The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


Looking for A Side Dish?

The following potato dish should go well with steamed fish or roasted chicken.

Crispy Smashed New Potatoes

Source: Canadian Living