Why does cancer hate cabbage? Things you didn’t know about the humble vegetable.

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Studies Recently carried out indicate that the substances contained in cruciferous vegetables are among those most responsible for the anticancer properties linked to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

–Richard Beliveau, Ph.D. and Denis Gingras, Ph.D.,   Foods to Fight Cancer: Essential foods to help prevent cancer

*A study of 5,000 Swedish women produced evidence that eating just one or two daily servings of cruciferous vegetables (for example cabbages, cauliflower or brocolli) had a 40 percent reduction in risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

*Numerous studies have linked the eating of crucifers to the prevention of a variety of cancers such as prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancers (such as stomach and colorectal), and lung cancers,

Source: Foods to Fight Cancer: Essential foods to help prevent cancer
by Richard Beliveau, Ph.D. and Denis Gingras, Ph.D.

NOTE: I incorporate crucifers (such as cabbage, cauliflower and brocolli) into my wife’s twice daily green smoothies as an easy (and relatively tasty) way of getting it into her diet, sort of like drinking your salads. I wrote on how I do this (ingredients, etc.) in a blog post on May 23. 

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May 27, 2013 · 3:10 am

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