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Did You Know: Drugs, diet, genetics, & smoking

DIET CAN TRUMP GENETICS

Special antioxidant pigments in berries and dark green leafies may make them the brain foods of the fruit and vegetable kingdom. A healthy high fiber, potassium, citrus, antioxidant diet of vegetables and legumes can prevent cholesterol & blood pressure issues.


Source: Greger & Stone (2015) quoting a study by Barnard, Bush Ceccarelli in 'Dietary and lifestyle guidelines for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease in Neurobiol Aging (2014)



DRUGS OR DIET?

A diet of plant foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans will improve your daily heart function, and can even reverse heart disease


Source: Greger & Stone (2015) quoting a study by Ornish, Scherwitz & Billings, "Intensive lifestyle changes for reversal of coronary heart disease, published in JAMA in 2001.



QUIT SMOKING

Strengthen your respiratory defenses, prevent further damage and breathe easier. Add cruciferous & dark green vegetables, antioxidant fruits as well as turmeric to your diet.


Source: Greger & Stone (2015) quoting a study by Riso, Martini, Moller, et al in 'DNA damage and repair activity after broccoli intake in young, healthy smokers in Mutagenesis (2010)

 

These facts are from "How Not To Die" by Michael Greger. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine.




 

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