The precise biochemical mechanisms through which phytochemicals exert their anti-cancer effects are still being explored, as their actions are wide-ranging and complex but significant advances have been made of late in the understanding the mode of action. Antioxidant properties The most quoted cancer prevention mechanism […]
Evidence for a benefit before cancer Although not all, many studies have linked a higher intake of phytochemical-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts, herbs and spices, with a lower incidence of cancer as highlighted in the latest comprehensive review from the World Cancer […]
Phytochemicals are natural compounds found in plants that are responsible for the colour, taste and aroma of foods.
The old saying that ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ appears to have had more than a grain of truth in it all along.
Scientists believe they may have found the secret of why three hundred men and women, a third of the population of Acciaroli, near Salerno in Italy, are alive and healthy at the age of 100: it’s the herb rosemary.