More Excuses to Eat Chocolate and Drink Wine

Boing Boing has a report from this year’s TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design), and the first thing highlighted is work on anti-angiogenic foods and their affect on cancers. Basically, these are foods that discourage the creation of new blood vessels, thereby starving some type of tumors before they can become problematic. Check out the list. While I’m sure most people will find a few of these things that they’re not excited about, generally, this is a great list for people wanting to mesh good for you with good tasting. Dark chocolate = good. Olive oil = good. Red wine = good. Those are the classics everyone knows are good for their anti-cancer properties. While a lot of Mediterranean food is on this list, so are foods that grow great around the Pacific Northwest. Strawberries, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, and cherries… all local and all kickin’ cancer while its down.

This makes me want to go and plant some of these berries and fruits this weekend. Something I’ve been planning on doing for the past week or two, but keep putting it off.

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