Top Food Research Paper in Medicine 2004, Presented at the University of Chicago:
1. Synthetic beta carotene causes some gastrointestinal cancers (and lung cancer in men) and selenium prevents liver, esophageal and colorectal cancer in men and women.
Looking at 170,525 subjects from 14 randomized trials, Danish experts looked at Vitamins A, C, E, selenium and other specific antioxidants.
Selenium came up a winner: you should take 2 Brazil Nuts daily, with 100 mcg of selenium each. Try Unsalted Brazil Nuts. It’s one of the only foods that is as easy to take as a pill, and a lot tastier, cheaper, and more effective. Research the Brazil Nut World Market, 2004.
Smokers should avoid even multivitamins with supplemental synthetic beta carotene. The difference between synthetic and natural beta carotene is…
…Most beta-carotene in supplements is synthetic: it is all one “trans.” Natural beta-carotene, found in found in dark green and orange/yellow fruits (mango! butternut squash!) and vegetables (kale! broccoli!) food is made of two molecules�trans and cis. Supplements say either �beta-carotene�, which is synthetic, or “natural beta-carotene”, which is not.