Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers states that Canadian maple contains

Federation of quebec maple syrup producers states

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Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers: states that Canadian maple contains 20 antioxidant compounds that slow cancer growth EGCG: antioxidant found to counter carcinogen effect Found in tea - not FDA approved Resveratrol: potential cholesterol reducing properties Found in grapes Anticancer properties Anthocyanins: found in black raspberries Black raspberries can prevent esophageal tumours in rats Ex: Peaches and plums Purple tomato: GMO’d tomato with a gene from the snapdragon flower to produce more anthocyanins Contains 450mg = 1 cup blueberries Mice that are given this juiced live longer Nurses’ study noted athocyanins benefits with 35mg/day Isoflavones: estrogen-like compounds found in soybeans that blocks estrogen from causing cancer Genistein: found in soybeans, which are linked in breast cancer reduction when consumed around puberty Most breast cancers are estrogen drive, triggered by the hormone Lignans: estrogen-like compounds with antioxidant properties found in plants Ex: flaxseeds Dr. Lilian Thompson at Uof T: investigated breast cancer by giving patients muffins with 25mg of flaxseeds
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Findings: Reduced tumour growth similarly to preoperative tamoxifen Video 6: Prostate cancer: most common cancer in men Canada: 20,0000 cases every year, with 20% eventual deaths Most men die with it rather than due to it because it is slow-growing Prevention: Tomatoes: rich in lycopene, which creates the red pigment, found in watermelon and grapefruit as well Wayne State lycopene trial - human intervention study: 15 patients were given lycopene twice daily for three weeks before prostate surgery Findings: tumours were smaller and showed reduced malignancy in comparison with placebo Health Professionals Follow-Up Study - cohort study: ~50,000 men were compared, those consuming less than 1.5 servings per week of lycopene products Findings: Those eating 10+ tomato servings had a 35% reduction in prostate cancer risk Studies show that people who consume a lot of garlic reduce risk of certain cancers Allicin: compound formed when garlic is chopped and cooked Studies found a reduced incidence of stomach cancer Mediterranean countries with a high amount of garlic in diet have a lower risk of stomach cancer Turmeric: active ingredient is curcumin; researched for cancer and Alzheimer’s India: low risk of Alzheimer's in comparison to NA Possibly linked to curry and curcumin consumption Broccoli: possibly the only food seen as an official anticancer food Contains glucoraphanin When cooked or chewed, sulforaphane is produced Induces the formation of phase-2 enzymes in the body Phase-2 enzymes: tie up potential toxic materials and removing them from the body - including carcinogens
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Animal study - Rats fed sulforaphane after exposure to a carcinogen Findings: 70% of the controls developed cancer 35% of the sulf. Group developed cancer Broccoli Sprouts: young, sprouting broccoli; contains ~50x more sulf.
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