Saturday, September 17, 2011

How Veggies Fight Cancer

"Certain foods turn genes on or off, and in this way, can
protect against cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases, according
to a review of research by scientists from the University of
Alabama at Birmingham. In particular, a daily cup of broccoli
sprouts protects against many cancers because the sprouts are
rich in sulforaphane, a compound found in all cruciferous
vegetables that triggers protective genes . Broccoli, cabbage,
and cauliflower are other good sources of sulforaphane, which is
also available in supplements. According to the study, published
in Clinical Epigenetics, other protective foods include green tea,
soybeans, fava beans, kale, grapes, and the spice turmeric."

-Amazing Wellness Summer 2011