According to the world of retail Fall is here! On September first the magical retail fairies sprinkled their magical Fall fairy dust everywhere and even the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks! (woohoo!) While it isn’t exactly fall just yet, I’m not complaining. I love everything about fall, but mostly the colors and the food! Fall is a time for foods that you can’t even get shipped in all flavorless during the off-season, so it is a precious time.
The best thing about Fall is phytochemicals!
|Red, orange and green fruits and vegetables including broccoli, carrots, cooked tomatoes, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, winter squash, apricots, cantaloupe, oranges and watermelon||May inhibit cancer cell growth, work as antioxidants and improve immune response|
|Apples, citrus fruits, onions, soybeans and soy products||May inhibit inflammation and tumor growth; may aid immunity and boost production of detoxifying enzymes in the body|
|Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, collard greens, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts)||May induce detoxification of carcinogens, limit production of cancer-related hormones, block carcinogens and prevent tumor growth|
|Bran from corn, oats, rice, rye and wheat, nuts, soybeans and soy products||May retard cell growth and work as antioxidant|
|Soybeans and soy products||May inhibit tumor growth, limit production of cancer-related hormones and generally work as antioxidant|
|Green tea, grapes, wine, berries, citrus fruits, apples, whole grains and peanuts||May prevent cancer formation, prevent inflammation and work as antioxidants|
|Cherries, citrus fruit peel, rosemary||May protect cells from becoming cancerous, slow cancer cell growth, strengthen immune function, limit production of cancer-related hormones, fight viruses, work as antioxidants|