I remember wondering a while back why I loved green beans so much when they didn’t appear to have an especially high food value/nutrition. A few years ago I was excited to learn that green beans, in fact, contain something called flavonoids (a recently discovered nutrient) that were really good for you. Hurray, I thought. My body’s wisdom does work after all.
Today I found this on the value of flavonoids as tools in sensitizing cancer cells–but not healthy ones–so that they will react more intensely to standard cancer treatments such as chemo and radiation.
Researchers are talking about trying to synthesize this element and use it in stronger doses to further boost cancer cell death. Now that’s one of my favorite topics–taking advantage of nature’s wisdom.