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									1. BROCCOLI: Source of indole-3 carbinol, which
protects against breast and prostate cancer

2. ORANGES: Great source of vitamin C, helps fight cancer

3. OATS: A low glycaemic food, stabilising blood pressure and
stopping weight gain and related diseases

4. TOMATOES: Rich in lycopene, which protects
against cancer

5. SALMON: Contains omega-3 fatty acids, which protect
heart, blood vessels and brain

6. BEANS: Low in fat, rich in protein. Low glycaemic index

7. WALNUTS: Good for prostate and lowering cholesterol

8. BLUEBERRIES: Contain cancer-fighting antioxidants and
improve memory

9. YOGHURT: Cultured yoghurt contains acidophilus, which
boosts the digestive and immune systems and wards off
bowel cancer. Good source of bone-strengthening calcium

10. PUMPKIN: Flesh and seeds help prevent prostate cancer

11. SOYA: Excellent source of iron and vitamin B, low fat and
high in protein

12. TURKEY: Lean and a source of vitamins, iron, zinc

13. SPINACH: Green leafy vegetables provide folate,
vitamins and beta-carotene

14. TEA (GREEN OR BLACK):
Superb source of antioxidants. Green tea also encourages fat
burning and wards off breast and prostate cancer
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                                                                                                            A super idea . . . buying and eating the right fruit
                                                                                                               and veggies is the first step to longer life
                                                                                                               By LISA MILLER             what anti-ageing ben-
                                                                                                              FORGET the face-            efits turkey meat offers,
                                                                                                           lift and ditch the pricey      but it’s a lean, white
                                                                                                           skin care products —           meat so quite healthy
                                                                                                           the fountain of youth          for      non-vegetarians,’’
                                                                                                                                          the author of Eternal
                                                                                                           lies in your local fruit
                                                                                                                                          Health said.
                                                                                                           and veggie shop.
                                                                                                              A Californian doctor           ‘‘Overall, the main
                                                                                                           has      pinpointed      14    benefit of these foods is
                                                                                                           ‘‘superfoods’’ which slow      that many of them con-
                                                                                                           ageing and help people         tain antioxidants, which
                                                                                                           live longer.                   the body needs to fight
                                                                                                                                          free radicals.
                                                                                                              The foods — beans,
                                                                                                           blueberries,      broccoli,       ‘‘As you get older the
                                                                                                           oats, oranges, pumpkin,        risks of breast and pros-
                                                                                                           salmon, soy, spinach,          tate cancer increase so
                                                                                                           green and black tea,           it’s important to eat
                                                                                                           tomatoes, turkey, wal-         antioxidant-rich food.’’
                                                                                                           nuts and yoghurt — all            These           include
                                                                                                           contain vitamins or            oranges, tea, blueberries
                                                                                                           minerals which help            and tomatoes, he said.
                                                                                                           protect against some of           Walnuts and soy beans
                                                                                                           the health threats fac-        help keep cholesterol
                                                                                                           ing older people.              down, green tea burns
                                                                                                              They include prostate,      fat, preventing adult
                                                                                                           breast and bowel cancer,       obesity, while the omega-
                                                                                                           as well as obesity and its     3 oils in salmon ward off
                                                                                                           related disease diabetes-      heart disease, are good
                                                                                                           .Plastic surgeon Dr Ste-       for the brain can can also
                                                                                                           ven Pratt compiled the         help prevent depression.
                                                                                                           list of superfoods after          ‘‘Spinach is great for
                                                                                                           studying the eating hab-       older people — it’s good
                                                                                                           its of patients over 20        for eyesight and con-
                                                                                                           years.                         tains nutrients which
                                                                                                              He said together they       help the liver function
                                                                                                           achieve the highest lev-       better,’’ Dr Elstein said.
                                                                                                           els of vitamin, fibre and         ‘‘The thing to remem-
                                                                                                           disease-fighting chemi-        ber is that plastic sur-
                                                                                                           cals, and can also keep        gery may make you look
                                                                                                           skin taught.                   younger, but it won’t
                                                                                                              Each food must be eat-      make you feel better. It
                                                                                                           en at least four times a       won’t help if you’re un-
                                                                                                           week to achieve the best       healthy on the inside.’’
                                                                                                           results, Dr Pratt said.           But     he   cautioned
                                                                                                              Sydney      GP     and      against using Dr Pratt’s
                                                                                                           alternative         health     findings as the definitive
                                                                                                           specialist Dr Michael El-      guide to fighting ageing.
                                                                                                           stein yesterday said the          ‘‘I would agree that all
                                                                                                           finding was in line with       these foods will help you
                                                                                                           what most experts al-          but nobody’s ever done a
                                                                                                           ready believed, although       specific scientific study
                                                                                                           he was surprised at tur-       which proves they will
                                                                                                           key’s inclusion in the list.   actually make you live
                                                                                                              ‘‘I’m not really sure       longer,’’ he said.




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     1. BROCCOLI: Source of           3 fatty acids, which protect       10. PUMPKIN: Flesh and seeds
 l   indole-3 carbinol, which         heart, blood vessels and brain     help prevent prostate cancer
y    protects against breast and      6. BEANS: Low in fat, rich in      11. SOYA: Excellent source of
r    prostate cancer                  protein. Low glycaemic index       iron and vitamin B, low fat and
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.    2. ORANGES: Great source of      7. WALNUTS: Good for prostate
o    vitamin C, helps fight cancer    and lowering cholesterol           12. TURKEY: Lean and a
f                                                                        source of vitamins, iron, zinc
r    3. OATS: A low glycaemic food,   8. BLUEBERRIES: Contain
n    stabilising blood pressure and   cancer-fighting antioxidants and   13. SPINACH: Green leafy
                                      improve memory                     vegetables provide folate,
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     related diseases                 9. YOGHURT: Cultured yoghurt       vitamins and beta-carotene
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     lycopene, which protects                                            Superb source of antioxidants.
w                                     immune systems and wards off       Green tea also encourages fat
t    against cancer                   bowel cancer. Good source of       burning and wards off breast
     5. SALMON: Contains omega-       bone-strengthening calcium         and prostate cancer
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                                                                  13—THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, www.dailytelegraph.com.au Tuesday, February 24, 2004—13

								
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