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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.