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Brassicaceae

[‚bras·ə′kās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Cruciferae.
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cruciferous vegetables

cruciferous vegetables

Like brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard and horseradish, contain -Sulforaphane which detoxifies carcinogens and inhibits tumors. Colon cancer might be cut in half by eating lots of broccoli. Even more powerful are broccoli sprouts (up to 50x more powerful than mature broccoli) Cruciferous contain DIM (di-indolylmethane) a plant indole that’s really good at balancing hormones- it increases good estrogen metabolites and antioxidant properties that protect the heart and brain. It's fat soluble, so it's best taken with a light meal with some kind of healthy fat or oil. Do NOT mix with fruit or sugar. Structurally similar to estrogen, DIM helps fight breast cancer, PMS, and low sex drive in men. It helps fight hormone-driven cancers, good for prostate and uterine issues, promotes weight loss, boosts male performance, helps fight H. Pylori infection involved w stomach ulcers and cancers. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.
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A list of cruciferous vegetables includes white and red cabbage, broccoli, radishes, watercress, arugula, cauliflower, mustard greens, brussels sprouts, turnip greens, collard greens, and kohlrabi.
The fiber content of cauliflower - nearly 12 grams in every 100 calories - makes this cruciferous vegetable a great choice for digestive system support.
Antioxidant compounds, such as those found in cruciferous vegetables, provide antioxidant defense and help to limit the oxidation of LDL, which is a critical first step," explains Bowerman.
Now you probably remembered to add cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, but we have more to that broccoli, but we have more to that broccoli story--something that can add some zip to it.
Drink a lot of fluid, eat a lot of cruciferous vegetables, and don't smoke cigarettes.
There is strong evidence that the protective action of cruciferous vegetables derives at least in part from isothyiocyanates (ITCs), a group of phytochemicals with well-known cancer-preventive activities.
Cruciferous vegetable consumption is associated with a reduced risk of total and cardiovascular disease mortality.
Across increasing quartiles of cruciferous vegetable consumption, risk for total mortality decreased by 27 percent to 62 percent, risk for breast cancer-specific mortality decreased by 22 percent to 62 percent, and risk for recurrence decreased by 21 percent to 35 percent.
Dana Reed, certified nutrition specialist and dietitian suggests a minimum of three to four servings of cruciferous vegetables per week.
A good cruciferous vegetable supplement should contain I3C, DIM, and PEITC--and for even greater impact, should also include extracts of raw broccoli, cabbage, watercress, and other plant compounds such as apigenin.
Isothiocyanates (ITC), derived from glucosinolates, are thought to be responsible for the chemoprotective actions conferred by higher cruciferous vegetable intake.
Known as Brassica rapa, the turnip is a cruciferous vegetable, a member of the mustard green family and related to cabbage and cauliflower.