Monday, October 11, 2010

Currently reading...

all about the 'Portfolio Diet'.

Studied by Canadian researcher Professor David Jenkins of the University of Toronto, the 'portfolio' is a group of foods which, when eaten together every day, reduced participants' 'bad' LDL cholesterol by 20 per cent after a year - a result comparable to taking a drug that lowers cholesterol.

The study can be found here, and an article about the study in the Times, including a sample day on the diet, can be found here.

In addition to containing the cholesterol-reducing 'portfolio' of foods, the sample day is also high in foods that aid detoxification, such cruciferous vegetables, allium vegetables (garlic and onions) and tumeric. It interested me because I have high cholesterol and my body is not able to detox itself very well.

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