Angela Vithoulkas

Healthy guts, healthy life

Concerned about the link between poor eating habits and cancer, multi award-winning VIVO Cafe, located in Sydney’s CBD, ran their own variation of the Gutsy Challenge.

Angela Vithoulkas, the owner of VIVO Cafe and City of Sydney councillor, was keen to encourage her customers to choose healthy eating options and to raise funds for gastro-intestinal cancer research.

She added nutritious meals to her menu that includes ingredients proven to combat the risk of developing cancer with a proportion of all profits donated to the
GI Cancer Institute.

“We care about what our customers eat,” said Angela. The main ingredient in her famous Pappardelle pasta for example, contains tomato, a significant source of lycopene that helps prevent stomach, prostate and lung cancers.

“At VIVO Cafe we promote healthy eating because eating a healthy, balanced diet reduces your risk of developing cancer,” said Angela.

“Changing our entire menu is a gutsy move, but I think it takes guts to beat the most common form of cancer, GI cancer,” Angela concluded.