Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Antioxidants & Cancer. Packing & Sorting.

What are antioxidants, and what do they have to do with cancer?
“The body seems to use certain nutrients in vegetables and fruits to protect against damage to tissues that happens constantly as a result of normal metabolism (oxidation).
Because such damage is linked with increased cancer risk, the so-called antioxidant nutrients are thought to protect against cancer. Antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, and many other phytochemicals (chemicals from plants).

dog-Vegie-terier (Small) Studies suggest that people who eat more vegetables and fruits, which are rich sources of antioxidants, may have a lower risk for some types of cancer.  To reduce cancer risk, the best advice at present is to get your antioxidants through food sources, rather than supplements. “
Does beta-carotene reduce cancer risk?
“Beta-carotene, an antioxidant chemically related to vitamin A, is found in vegetables and fruits, and eating vegetables and fruits is linked with a reduced risk of cancer.”  

Despite some seemingly conflicting results, considerable laboratory and animal research suggests that antioxidants may help prevent the cellular damage caused by free radicals that is associated with cancer, and that antioxidants may therefore slow, and possibly even stop, the development of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Jay and folded up two more long clothes poles full of clothes, packed them in boxes, took the poles down and stored them.  All the hangers are stored in boxes too.  We sorted out the best articles, as we are going to take them to a consignment shop.

We took another van load of boxes to the Assistance League, and three boxes and a book case to St. Marks.  We looked at three thrift shops wares, but all I bought were sheets with butterflys on them.  I have butterflys on my bedroom walls! We ate at What-a-Burger.

I have already started washing the clothes to go to the 2nd Debut Consignment Shop.  They have to be clean, and on hangers.  They are not grubby, but the pine tree pollen is on everything.

For the first time in over a week, I could get both cars in the RVport today! 

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