Thursday, February 06, 2014
B R O C C O L I
Broccoli is one of the most nutrient-dense foods and one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. Broccoli is probably the most highly regarded food for cancer prevention, particularly with regards to breast cancer. The reason that broccoli is so beneficial in fighting cancer is due to the high levels of three powerful cancer fighting phytochemical groups - isothiocyanates, indoles and dithiolethiones. These special chemicals protect the body from cancer by regulating the way in which cells respond to the environmental elements that can potentially trigger cancerous changes within the DNA of the cell. the National Cancer Institute in America claim that broccoli may reduce the risk of breast cancer. This is due to the chemical indole, that has been found to increase the excretion of oestrogen linked to breast cancer.