The effect of anticancer foods is powerfully increased when they’re consumed in combination

At Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), an elegant piece of research by scientist Rui Hai Liu has studied the antioxidant effect of four anticancer foods – both when eaten separately, and when consumed together.

The results of the study speak volumes. A 50 g (1.75 oz) combination of apples, blueberries, grapes and oranges had an antioxidant power equal to 400 g (14 oz) of blueberries eaten alone!

This ought to remind us that taking care of our health shouldn’t mean we eat nothing but broccoli morning, noon and night – even though broccoli (like blueberries) is an excellent “anticancer” food. In nutrition, unlike the classic pharmacological approach, the whole spectrum of food consumed in an Anticancer diet work together, in combination, to produce maximum benefit for the body.

BIBLIOGRAPHY Liu, R.H., Potential synergy of phytochemicals in cancer prevention: mechanism of action. Journal of Nutrition, 2004. 134(12 Suppl): p. 3479S-3485S.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Thanks to Yvonnick, who helped me produce this colorful graph.