Indeed, many of the 'healthy' vegetables such as cruciferous vegetables
are often disliked, especially by children, perhaps for their bitter taste.
The same thing happens when cruciferous vegetables
are chewed; they create sulforaphane.
There's a chemical in broccoli--and other cruciferous vegetables
like arugula, cauliflower, and cabbage--that fights cancer if you eat enough of it often enough.
While cauliflower is not a well-studied cruciferous vegetable
from a health standpoint, you will find several dozen studies linking cauliflower-containing diets to cancer prevention, particularly with respect to the following types of cancer: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Bowerman explains that cruciferous vegetables
are rich sources of compounds called sulforaphanes, which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in the body.
In addition to these keys, as we mentioned in the October issue, four handfuls a week of broccoli or any cruciferous vegetable
will make prostate, breast and colon cancer much less likely.
The relationship between high cruciferous vegetable
intake and a reduction in bladder cancer risk may be explained by one or more phytochemical(s) specific to Brassica oleracea.
This finding reinforces human epidemiologic studies that have suggested that eating cruciferous vegetables
like broccoli is associated with reduced risk for bladder cancer, according to the study's senior investigator, Yuesheng Zhang, MD, PhD, professor of oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
The total polyphenol content in kale has been found to be higher than in any other cruciferous vegetable
A cruciferous vegetable
, bok choy is considered a source of powerful antioxidants, such as vitamins C, E and carotenoids.
After adjusting for demographics, clinical characteristics and lifestyle factors, the researchers found cruciferous vegetable
intake during the first 36 months after breast cancer diagnosis was associated with a reduced risk for total mortality, breast cancer-specific mortality and recurrence in a dose-response pattern.
Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable
family, which is thought to help prevent certain cancers.
Growers have begun producing purple shades of this cruciferous vegetable
The cruciferous vegetable
is high in antioxidant cancer fighting compounds, fiber, vitamins, calcium and minerals and even increases libido
One particular cruciferous vegetable
, watercress, brings together the very best actions of the other cruciferous vegetables
and their components we've discussed so far.