Turkey and greens to beat cancer


TCellsSwiss researchers have recently discovered that an amino acid (a component of protein) called L-arginine, when consumed through diet, may have the ability to boost our immune system by lengthening the lives of a particular blood cell called T-cells. These cells are important because they help fight tumour cells.

Foods particularly rich in L-arginine are the breast meat of turkey, which is also low in fat too. Crustaceans like crab, lobster and shrimp score well.  Chicken is also a good option but vegetarian sources include: pumpkin seeds, soy, peanuts, tree nuts (like walnuts),  spinach, spirulina and watercress

Research paper:

Geiger et al (2016) L-arginine modulates T cell metabolism and enhances survival and anti-tumor activity. Cell http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2016.09.031

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