Write your abstract here.NUTRITION UPDATE THE LATEST TIPS, TRENDS & FINDS INHEALTHY EATING TUMMY HEALER TakeA Leaf From This Roman statesman Cato the Elder wrote more than 2,000 yearsago that, as a digestive aid, ?cabbage surpasses all vegetables?. One reason isits high content of glutamine, an amino acid that serves as a primary fuel forrapidly dividing cells of the GI (gastrointestinal) mucosa. cabbage is used intherapy for GI disorders like ulcers, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux diseases (GERD).Cabbage juice has healed peptic and duodenal ulcers in an incredible 92 percentof the cases studied. Its juice is an excellent source of beneficial bacteriathat nurture the GI tract. VIRUS SABOTAGERS Killer Cuppa Taking frequent tea breaks this monsoon may just get youthrough it without a sniffle. Immunologists at the Harvard Universitydiscovered that people who drank five cups of black tea a day for 2 weekstransformed their immune system T cells into ?Hulk cells? that pumped out 10times more cold and virus-fighting interferon than did the immune system ofthose who didn?t drink black tea. Green tea should work just as well. Not just thecommon cold and flu, but food poisoning, infected cuts, athletes? foot ? evendiseases like tuberculosis and malaria ? are caused by germs that your bodyfights with interferon. The interferon link may explain teas other healthbenefits, including its reported cancer-fighting power, since we already knowinterferon slows the growth of tumor cells.Rainbow ColoredProtection Painless Killers On a Plate A study recently published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that people with the lowest intakeof beta crytoxanthin and zeaxanthin were twice as likely to develop rheumatoidarthritis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis as those with highestintake. Carotenoidsare red, orange, yellow pigments in plants that act as potent antioxidants andprotect against free radical damage. Other carotenoids are lutein best studiedfor vision health, and lycopene, which protects against cancer, heart diseaseand asthma. The bestsources of crytoxanthin are peppers, pumpkins, squash, tangerines, persimmons,and papayas. The top zeaxanthin sources areleafy green vegetables, egg yolks, corn, nectarines, oranges, papaya, andsquash. For optimal protection, eat a variety of brightly colored fruits andvegetables, and make sure your nutritional supplements contain not only betacarotene but the whole carotenoid clan.