Friday, March 27, 2009

Anti-cancer benefits of fruit and veg


Fruit and vegetables are known to have high levels of salicylates, which are also the active anti-inflammatory ingredient of aspirin. Vegetarians meanwhile are known to have low rates of cancer, as well as having higher levels of salicylates in their bodies.

many herbs and spices are also especially rich in salicylates. This could explain international differences in cancer rates

Salicylates, first identified in strawberries at the beginning of the 20th century, have been found to occur naturally in a wide range of plants.

Most medical authorities have said for 20 years that it is the antioxidants in fruit and vegetables that account for their protective effects. It leads us to wonder if the beneficial effects of fruit and vegetables are because of the salicylates they contain
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