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歐洲藍莓 Bilberry = 藍莓 Blueberry?

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歐洲藍莓 Bilberry = 藍莓 Blueberry?

大家想起芬蘭,會想起什麼?北極光?聖誕老人?好像都是冬天的活動。 夏天的芬蘭卻另有一番境象。我第一次去芬蘭便是夏天。夏天的芬蘭很美, 很美。除了日不落之太陽之外,還有壯闊的森林,翠綠的草坡及滿山的野花。在森林裏的草地上長滿一粒一粒藍色的野生的藍莓(bilberry) 及紅色的野生草莓。 從香港來的我見到山上野莓當然不敢採,同行的當地人告訴我, 這全都是可以吃的而且營養成分還非常之高。 她還說雖然中文都是譯作藍莓,但bilberry 又稱山桑子或歐洲藍莓跟藍莓(blueberry)是不同的。 Bilberry 是藍莓跟cranberry 酸紅莓的近親。山桑子(Bilberry) 源自北歐,屬於矮腳品種,是最優質的品種。歐洲人以前是用來治肚瀉的。Blueberry 多產於美元,大多人工種植,屬於高腳品種。有研究指出山桑子(bilberry) 的抗氧化花青素是藍莓(blueberry )的十倍!聽了後我急不及待摘來品嚐 😋。跟平時的藍莓味道有點不一樣,而且非常好食,食後指頭還留著有少許的藍色,是平時一般藍莓沒有的! 果然零舍不同! 至於花青素的好處,有待下回分解。今次先看照片,看看芬蘭美麗的夏天及看看大家可發現Bilberry 跟平時一般blueberry 的不同。 #bilberry #blueberry #berries #花青素 #抗氧化 #芬蘭 #藍莓 #山桑子 #Finland #wildberries 

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Eating yoghurt twice a week may reduced risk of developing bowel cancer for men

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Eating yoghurt twice a week may reduced risk of developing bowel cancer for men

Cassie Li (Registered Dietitian, UK)  According to Cancer Registry 2016, there are 5437 new cases of bowel cancer in Hong Kong which accounted for 17.3% of all new cancer cases. Bowel cancer is now the commonest cancer in Hong Kong. Cancer Research UK says that 54% of these cases are preventable.  Although many factors can contribute to a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer, one of the most prominent ones is poor diet. Previous studies have reported that eating yoghurt may protect against the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC), however, no study evaluated the association between yoghurt intake and precursor...

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