Vi­ta­min C Pro­tects Against Leukemia

Better Nutrition - - TREND WATCH -

With so many choices of sup­ple­ments and su­per­foods, good old vi­ta­min C can get over­looked, de­spite be­ing es­sen­tial for the re­pair and main­te­nance of just about every part of the hu­man body, in­clud­ing skin, ten­dons, lig­a­ments, blood ves­sels, bones, and teeth. Re­searchers from the Perl­mut­ter Can­cer Cen­ter at NYU Lan­gone Health have dis­cov­ered a spe­cific way in which the vi­ta­min pro­tects adults against blood cancers. Vi­ta­min C feeds healthy stem cells in bone mar­row and tells mu­tated ones, which can lead to leukemia or other cancers, to die. Good food sources of vi­ta­min C in­clude:

VEG­ETA­BLES

Broc­coli, Brussels sprouts,

and cau­li­flower

Green and red pep­pers

Leafy greens and cab­bage

Sweet and white pota­toes

Toma­toes

Win­ter squash

FRUIT

Berries

Can­taloupe

Cit­rus fruit

Kiwi

Mango

Pa­paya

Pineap­ple

Wa­ter­melon

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