After much requests, Dr. William Li showed the slide with a list of Anti-angiogenic foods.
Some are a bit exotic such as ginseng and sea cucumber and could be expensive to acquire. Most of them are inexpensive and common food that we consume daily.
I’m trying to make sense of the list by grouping them. Some of them can be taken in volume, e.g. fruits, drink and vegetables. Others cannot have a significant amount in your daily dietary, e.g. spices, ginseng, olive oil and grape seed oil.
|Dietary sources of naturally-occurring anti-angiogenic substances|
|Strawberries||Lavender||Red wine||Pumpkin||Dark chocolate|
|Blackberries||Parsley||Green tea||Bok choy||Sea cucumber|
|Grapefruit||Turmeric||Maitake mushroom||Grape seed oil|
I’m not sure whether Dr. William Li had tested all common food exhaustively. But there are things conspicuously missing, such as coffee, white grapes. For me, I’d swap those unlisted for the listed here. It’s better to err on the side of caution.
Now it’s also known that some food if taken in large quantity contain bad or toxic substance, e.g. Tuna has high concentration of mercury; grape seed oil is ~70% linoleic acid (omega-6), which is believed to be a significant contributor to oxidization of LDL and Heart Disease.
There must be a fine balance.
I guess the old adage: an apple a day, keep doctor away, should mean that it’s safe to consume large quantity of apples.