Flax and vegetables as skin cancer prevention

Yet another excellent reason to eat your vegetables and flax, as if we bodybuilders dont have enough reasons already! A study just published in “Nutrition Reviews” suggests that a diet rich in anti-oxidants and omega-III fatty acids can protect you from skin cancer. When I talk about nutrition, I always harp on how important vegetables are – skin cancer prevention is yet another reason to eat those vegetables high in anti-oxidants. Good vegetables for this are kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, beets, red bell pepper, Onion, corn, and eggplant. One of the few ‘supplements‘ I have always recommended is flax, its naturally high in omega-III fatty acids and it tastes good too. By the way, the reason I put the word supplements in quotes is that I personally dont consider flax a supplement, its a food just like wheat or corn is – just so happens that its REALLY good for you :)