1. The control tower for the immune system is in the: a) brain b) gastrointestinal tract c) spleen answer: gastrointestinal tract= approx. 70% of the body’s immune cell are located in the GI tract 2. Genetically women have a stronger immune system than men: True or False answer: False- sorry ladies, but in this case research indicates that women have a higher risk of developing autoimmune dx than men (especially during childbearing years)
3. KALE IS A SUPERFOOD and we should eat as much as possible: True or False answer: False- Kale as well as other vegetables from the brassica family uptake heavy metals such as Thallium (even organic versions)- currently we recommend 3 to 4 cups of Kale per week (note: it appears that baby Kale may contain more heavy metals than other varieties). It def contains super nutrients like vitamins A, C, and B6, calcium and trace minerals- but like most things in life, moderation is the key. 4. It is a Myth that Frozen Blueberries are more Nutritious than Fresh Blueberries: T or F
answer: false. Both are packed with antioxidants, however, freezing makes the anthocyanin (the antioxidant that gives blueberries their blue color, found the in the skin) more bioavailable to the body. BC GROWN blueberries are frozen right after they are picked so the nutritional quality in the frozen berries are equal to the fresh. Of course ORGANIC always- many BC growers are certified organic. Check out our recipe in our blog!