Fight Cancer with Brussels Sprouts
Fight Cancer with Brussels Sprouts

Evidence is mounting that Brussels sprouts keep the body free from cancer by promoting healthy DNA. DNA is responsible for cell division in the body. If DNA gets damaged cells can replicate faster than normal and this can cause cancer. Several studies reveal that Brussels sprouts have the ability to help protect DNA from damage.
The phytonutrients in Brussels sprouts have been shown to protect against heterocyclic amines. These are the carcinogenic compounds found in grilled and charbroiled meat. These carcinogens are particularly associated with colon cancer.
Research published in the International Journal of Cancer shows that Brussels sprouts protect against bladder cancer as well. Brussels sprout`s bladder cancer properties appear to come from their high levels isothiocyanates, which are potent anti-carcinogens. Isothiocyanates travel through the bladder to be excreted, making them particularly powerful against this form of cancer.
Sulforaphane is released by Brussels sprouts and has been proven to trigger the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify the body of cancer-causing chemicals They have been shown to inhibit chemically-induced breast cancers in animal studies.
Research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle studied 1,000 men. Those who ate three or more servings of cruciferous vegetables each week had a 44% lower prostate cancer risk.

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