Lotza @ Santorini, Greece (in support of AXA Affin cancer outreach)
November 17, 2013
Healthy eating isnt something that ordinarily comes easy to us, but a recent visit to Greece made meals of vegetables & fruits a thorough pleasure, thanks to this countrys bounty of fine, fresh produce.
The harvest is ripe & rich on the island of Santorini, springing forth from volcanic ash soil that dominates this landscape of starkly majestic cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea that seems to stretch forever.
Santorinis sweet, brightly crimson cherry tomatoes are the peoples pride. A natural source of lycopene, an antioxidant compound that some studies suggest could lower the risk of certain types of cancer.
Santorini is also known for its indigenous red wine, which we enjoyed at a three-decade old taverna called Lotza in Santorinis beautiful village of Oia. As with other red wine worldwide, this contains resveratrol, which has been linked to cancer-fighting properties as well.
This blog entry is in support of AXA AFFIN, which is working with the National Cancer Society Malaysia to support cancer patients by funding chemotherapy daycare usage for one cancer patient for every blogger that links back to their 110CancerCare website in their effort to care for cancer patients. Each post provides a cancer patient with one-day funding for daycare usage at the NCSM Treatment Center.
AXA Affins 110 plans website: https://www.110cancercare.com
Oia, Santorini, Greece