Cruciferous Vegetables Improve Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

by drsjbecker on September 21, 2012

At the recent American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, new evidence highlighted the importance of cruciferous vegetables for breast cancer protection.

The cruciferous family is unique among vegetables because of their glucosinolate content — glucosinolates give cruciferous vegetables their characteristic spicy or bitter tastes; when the plant cell walls are broken by blending, chopping, or chewing, an enzyme called myrosinase converts glucosinolates to isothiocyanates (ITCs) — compounds with potent anti-cancer effects.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joel-fuhrman-md/cancer-prevention_b_1624965.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) – By Joel Fuhrman, M.D. – (Monday, July 16, 2012) –

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