Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just Give me the Real Stuff

Well it looks like that there are some new phytochemicals that have been found that may help in the treatment of breast cancer...hooray?

These phytochemicals found mainly in extra-virgin olive oil or olives have been shown to inhibit some proteins that are involved in breast cancer.  Now, researchers want to extract them and hopefully apply them as breast cancer treatment drugs; putting them on the last line of defence as opposed to being on the preventative front-line.

Now if there is anything that we have learned from isolating nutrients, antioxidants and other phytochemicals from food, they just do not work the same way at preventing disease after being taken out of "context"! 

And I don't expect whatever trials that follow these isolated chemicals to be any different.

Luckily, these phytochemicals are still intact if you choose to use extra-virgin olive oil as it is not refined so severely as pure or virgin olive oil.

Therefore, please enjoy this quick and easy recipe for some delicious Greek salad that I made last week! (not my video)

It's loaded with all of the aforementioned nutrients and is also packed with extra-yummy tastiness particles.


Salad:How To Make Greek Salad

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