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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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Diamondback is a serious problem for farmers in New York State and around the world - anywhere cruciferous vegetables and field crops are grown.
The same thing happens when cruciferous vegetables are chewed; they create sulforaphane.
There's a chemical in broccoli--and other cruciferous vegetables like arugula, cauliflower, and cabbage--that fights cancer if you eat enough of it often enough.
In addition to these keys, as we mentioned in the October issue, four handfuls a week of broccoli or any cruciferous vegetable will make prostate, breast and colon cancer much less likely.
Cruciferous vegetables of genus Brassica -- broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, among others -- have been recommended for cancer prevention for nearly 20 years.
Cruciferous vegetable consumption is associated with a reduced risk of total and cardiovascular disease mortality.
Epidemiologic studies have shown that dietary ITCs and cruciferous vegetable intake are inversely associated with bladder cancer risk in humans.
Brussels sprouts: As part of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are another cruciferous vegetable with cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
Now researchers at the institute are studying the safety and effectiveness of a purified cruciferous vegetable supplement (Cruciferous Complete, from Standard Process) on estrogen metabolism in healthy women.
7), (43), (44) Cruciferous vegetable compounds also help activate vital enzyme pathways responsible for neutralizing the many carcinogens we are inevitably exposed to each day.
Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which is thought to help prevent certain cancers.
Sauerkraut - traditionally a staple of German cuisine - is fermented cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable known to provide a wonderfully tart complement to any summer food fare.