Sorrel is very rich in antioxidants, which protect the body from the damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants have many functions in the body, cancer prevention being one of the most important ones. One of the varieties, the so-called sheep sorrel, is particularly good for breast cancer, because of its high content of vitamins, minerals, and particularly chlorophyll. Studies show that chlorophyll increases the supply of oxygen in the body, and this destroys cancer cells because they cannot survive in the oxygen-rich environment.
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