Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Broccoli and Cancer

Eating cruciferous vegetables, especially broccoli, has been shown to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, which is the leading killer of middle-aged women in the United States. Broccoli nutrition has also been linked to the lowering of lung and colon cancers. In fact, young women who eat a single helping of broccoli each week reduce their chances of developing breast cancer by 40%.

Broccoli Facts - broccoli contains two unique phytochemicals – isothiocyanates and indoles. Isothiocyanates actually boost your liver’s ability to detoxify any carcinogens to which you are exposed. Indoles may prevent cancer by assisting your body to break down the hormones that cause breast cancer cell proliferation.


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