Thursday, August 30, 2007

Vegetables damage your DNA, latest study headline!

Here we go again:

Less vegetables, less DNA damage, the key quote from this abstract is:

"African-Americans had ... lower self-reported intake of most antioxidants (than whites). Levels of oxidative DNA damage, measured using the alkaline comet assay, were lower in African-Americans than Whites"

I'll just repeat, plants make antioxidants to protect themselves from oxidation. They contain nasty pro oxidative substances, which drop on to your DNA whenever you eat those lovely plant based antioxidants.

The only lutein and zeaxanthin worth eating are from egg yolks!