Cruciferous Vegetables and Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Eating and juicing cruciferous vegetables (also known as "brassica vegetables" and sometimes referred to as the mustard family vegetables) like broccoli, kale, collards, and cabbage are great for helping to prevent breast cancer due to the ability to help with estrogen levels in the body. There are many medical studies about breast cancer and eating vegetables.

 

What are Cruciferous Vegetables?

They are vegetables belonging to the Cruciferae family, mostly containing the Brassica genus, plus a few other geniuses. This group of vegetables was originally named for the four equal-sized petals in its flowers that could be viewed as forming a cross-like or crucifix shape. 

They also contains a unique set of phytonutrients — the glucosinolates — that are simply unavailable to the same extent in any other food group. By commonly consuming all parts of plants from this group, including flowers, leaves, stems, stalks, roots and seeds, we allow this cruciferous vegetable group to integrate together an unusually wide range of nutrients that is broader than any other single food group subdivision. 

These vegetables help with all types of cancer. See more about the nutrient content here.

 

Cruciferous Vegetables:

  • Arugula

  • Bok choy

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Cabbage

  • Chinese cabbage

  • Cauliflower

  • Collard greens

  • Daikon radish

  • Horseradish

  • Kale

  • Kohlrabi

  • Land cress

  • Mustard greens

  • Radish

  • Rutabaga

  • Shepherd's purse

  • Turnip

  • Watercress

  • Wasabi

  • Turnip

  • Watercress

Recommendation:

Eat and juice as many varieties as you can every day, It is also wise to keep your weight under control. Incorporating these foods into your life will not only help protect you from breast cancer, but other potential diseases as well.

 

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of whole live foods, you will not only look and feel well, you’ll be able to live life to the fullest too.

 

 

 

 

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