cruciferous vegetables


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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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There is also evidence to suggest that cruciferous vegetables may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Phytochemicals, or bioactive food components, such as is flavones in soy foods and glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables may be the source of the benefit, the researchers said.
Whether the reduction in symptoms accounts for longtime use of soy and cruciferous vegetables needs further investigation, says the study's senior author, Judy Huei-yu Wang, PhD, of Georgetown Lombardi's Cancer Prevention and Control Program.
The same thing happens when cruciferous vegetables are chewed; they create sulforaphane.
The reason, researchers concluded, is that a necessary enzyme called myrosinase is missing from most of the supplement forms of glucosinolates, a valuable phytochemical in cruciferous vegetables.
Whilst these are promising results, the fact that a concentrated purified form of sulforaphane was used in the lab means that they cannot be extrapolated to dietary consumption of cruciferous vegetables.
Bowerman explains that cruciferous vegetables are rich sources of compounds called sulforaphanes, which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in the body.
The acquisition serves to strengthen Proyexis' pipeline of technologies for the functional and medical foods sectors, which now includes a plantain-derived extract for the treatment of Crohn's disease and work on an ingredient derived from cruciferous vegetables for cardiovascular inflammation.
The company has identified that isothiocyanates contained in certain cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, mustard seeds and water cress have a positive effect on heart health.
A particular dietary pattern was associated with a lower risk, namely a higher intake of fruits, nuts, tomatoes, dark green leafy vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables and lower intakes of red meat, butter, organ meats, and high-fat dairy products.
Consumption of 5 servings of fruits and/or vegetables (especially of yellow and cruciferous vegetables like greens, cabbage, broccoli, etc.
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