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Cancer Prevention Diet - Cruciferous Vegetables

Stewart Hare
 


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In this cancer prevention diet article about cruciferous vegetables, you will discover:

  • What are cruciferous vegetables?
  • Why are cruciferous vegetables a must in your cancer prevention diet?
  • How many cruciferous vegetables do you need to include in your cancer prevention diet?

What Are Cruciferous Vegetables?

Cruciferous vegetables are the edible vegetables within in the brassicaceae family of plants.

Cruciferous vegetables are packed full of beneficial health ingredients such as:

  • Antioxidants
  • Carotenoids
  • Chlorophyll
  • Fiber
  • Flavonoids
  • Folate
  • Glucosinolates
  • Indole-3-Carbinol
  • Isothiocyanates
  • Lingnans
  • Phytochemicals
  • Phytosterols
  • Potassium
  • Selenium
  • Sulforaphane
  • Vitamin C

The following are cruciferous vegetables:

  • Arugula
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collard Greens
  • Daikon
  • Horseradish
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mizuna
  • Mustard Greens
  • Napa (Chinese Cabbage)
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Tatsoi
  • Turnip Greens
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

Why Are Cruciferous Vegetables A Must In Your Cancer Prevention Diet?

Cruciferous vegetables are a must in your cancer prevention diet because they contain the following powerful anti-cancer properties:

  • Isothiocyanates
  • Sulforaphane
  • Indole-3-Carbinol

Isothiocyanates aids the body in the breakdown of carcinogens, this can help to protect against tobacco related cancers such as lung cancer.

Both sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol can delay the development, growth and size of tumours.

They are especially good at protecting against the following cancers:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer

Cruciferous vegetables are a good source of soluble and insoluble fibre.

Increasing fibre within your diet can help to protect against cancer, especially colon cancer.

How Many Cruciferous Vegetables Do You Need To Include In Your Cancer Prevention Diet?

You will need to include at least three portions a week of cruciferous vegetables in your cancer prevention diet.

So, to sum up…

Cruciferous vegetables are a must in your cancer prevention diet.

They are packed full of cancer busting ingredients, which can help to protect you against all types of cancers.

By including three portions a week of cruciferous vegetables, you can help to reduce the risk of developing cancer in later life, dramatically.

Stewart Hare C. H. Ed Dip NutTh

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