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What are Cruciferous vegetables and can they prevent or fight cancer?

What are Cruciferous vegetables and can they prevent or fight cancer? Broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale and arugula are known as Cruciferous vegetables. They are  fiber rich, low in calories and full of  nutrients such as vitamins C, E and K, folate and minerals. Animal studies have confirmed that these vegetables protect DNA and reduce inflammation, a major cause of disease in animals.   According to a recent article in the NY Times. The act of cooking, chopping and other food prep methods unlock biologically active compounds called isothiocyanates and indoles. These substances in animals reduce the risk of cancers of the Read More »