Updated: Dec 30, 2019
The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1.7 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer in 2018.
Scientists agree preventing cancer is the best strategy and up to 90% of all cancers are caused by environmental factors and lifestyle behaviors. A strong hope for prevention lies in the ongoing research that points to anti-cancer effects of compounds of sulforaphane and 3,3'-diindolymenthane (DIM) found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables including kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower. watercress, radishes, bok choy, arugula, collards and cabbage.
Studies have shown higher intake of these type of vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of various types of cancer. Incorporating them into your daily diet is a good step towards prevention.
However, to maximize the anti-cancer effects of cruciferous vegetables you will need to consume very large amounts of raw these vegetables each day. Recently, scientists discovered a way to greatly improve the delivery system of Sulforaphane, which on its own is not present in the cruciferous vegetables. You will be hearing more about the availabilty of this vegetable blend inspired by nature soon. In the meantime, next time you are at the grocery store reach for any of the vegetables mentioned in this article and remember raw is the best way to consume them, your body will thank you. Ace Your Health, "You're Worth It!"