Tis the season for enjoying yourself and relaxing after a long, difficult year. Thankfully there are ways to indulge this Christmas season and yet still be healthy about it. For instance:
- dark chocolate is very good for a person. The darker the better. Especially if it has not very much sugar. The polyphenols in dark chocolate (70% oocoa or higher) are known for their protective effects against cancer.
- red wine is good for a person (in moderation). One glass a day to accompany your healthy diet of fruit and vegetables will give you a shot of the molecule called resveratrol which has positive effects on the cardiovascular system and in cancer prevention.
- berries are anti-cancer powerhouses. Raspberries and strawberries contain ellagic acid which blocks at least two proteins essential to the development of cancer.
If you want to read more about it, I found this information in a book called “Cooking with Foods that fight Cancer”. It was written by two PhD’s and talks about foods that are beneficial for people. Plus the book is chock full of recipes!
So get out there and enjoy your dark chocolate and berries with your glass of red wine. Mmmm sounds good!