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Top ways broccoli helps fight cancer

6/22/2014 - Everyone knows that they should eat more fruits and vegetables in order to enjoy better health, and maybe even extend their lifespan by more than just a few years. What many people do not realize, however, is just how good for them these foods are. In addition, most people are not aware of exactly how...

Natural compound in broccoli, cruciferous vegetables can treat leukemia

12/19/2012 - Hidden inside every stalk of broccoli and every floret of cauliflower is a substance so powerful at preventing and treating cancer that not even the drug industry is capable of matching its efficacy, both in terms of safety and potency. And researchers are still continuing to uncover the amazing medicinal...

Combat cancer with the top cancer-fighting foods

8/31/2012 - An estimated one-third of cancer deaths could be related to diet, according to the National Cancer Institute. Eating processed, sugary foods with harmful additives like chemicals or even animal products with hormones is the norm for many people in developed nations. What people eat can truly kill them....

Green vegetables proven to protect against breast cancer

4/20/2012 - Eating more cruciferous vegetables has been shown once again to play an important role in the mitigation of cancer, this time in helping women with breast cancer to live longer. A Chinese study recently presented at the 103rd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) revealed...

Sulfur in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to healing genetic diseases

2/16/2012 - Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Many people know that...

Sulforaphane from broccoli and cruciferous vegetables selectively destroys cancer cells

7/14/2011 - Research details published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal explains the potent mechanism exhibited by cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower to ameliorate developing cancer cells. The active photochemical known as sulforaphane targets prostate and other hormone dependent...

Powerful compound in broccoli, cruciferous vegetables proven to prevent cancer

10/24/2010 - New research out of the University of Illinois (U of I) has proven that sulforaphane, an organosulfur compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, is transferred directly from the digestive system into the body through the "good" bacteria that live in the gut. When operating at optimal...

A Cruciferous Veggie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

3/2/2010 - Just when you begin feeling good about eating lots of spinach and various lettuce salads, along come a couple of studies that prove cruciferous vegetables have even more health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, radishes, and turnips....

Cruciferous Vegetables Proven to Prevent Breast Cancer

1/27/2009 - Research is continually showing the benefits of eating a diet high in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These veggies have been proven to prevent all sorts of cancer, including breast cancer. The way in which the active compounds in cruciferous vegetables...

Raw Cruciferous Vegetables Defend Against Bladder Cancer

11/26/2008 - Eating raw cruciferous vegetables can reduce the risk of bladder cancer, according to studies conducted by researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The cruciferous vegetable family includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, daikon, garden cress,...

Nutrients in cruciferous vegetables found to induce death of cancer cells

10/20/2006 - A new study published online in the journal Carcinogenesis has found that anti-cancer compounds found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may induce cancer cell death. Broccoli has long been lauded as an anti-cancer food, largely for its high levels of cancer-fighting plant chemicals called...

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