Monday, December 7, 2015

How Broccoli Can Fight Cancer

A compound in broccoli "halts the growth of colon and prostate cancer cells - AND makes treatment more effective," according to a new study.
Children and adults alike are encouraged to eat their greens, with five-a-day considered the dietary gold standard.

The list of benefits from eating fruit and vegetables is endless.

But now, a team of scientists have added weight to the argument of making broccoli among your five-a-day.

They found a compound in the green vegetable not only helps prevent cancer, it can also help treat the disease.

Sulforaphane, which is also found in other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, was found to inhibit the development of colon and prostate cancer cells. Read more

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