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Latest research shows eating these vegetables everyday helps fight cancer…

Are you eating Cruciferous vegetables everyday?

Cruciferous vegetables are from the Brassica family – vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collard greens and bok choy to name a few.  If you are not eating these everyday you might want to after reading this…

Latest research published in the Molecular Nutrition and Food Research reports that sulforaphane – one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables – is able to selectively target and kill cancer cells, leaving normal cells healthy and unaffected.

In fact, cruciferous vegetables remarkable anti-cancer benefits are well documented. The combination of phytochemicals found in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collard greens) may be the key to their powerful effects.  They contain glucosinolates from which the body can make sulforaphane and indole-3-carbonol (I3C). This is converted into Di-indolyl-methane (DIM). All these compounds improve liver detoxification both of carcinogens, but also of excess oestrogens that are strongly linked to breast cancer.

So ladies you need to be eating your cruciferous vegetables…
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in many countries world wide, including New Zealand.  With three in every four breast cancers being oestrogen positive, meaning the cancer growth is stimulated by oestrogen.  Eating cruciferous vegetables and reducing oestrogen is therefore a major factor in protecting against breast cancer.

Gents you do too….
Researchers at the University of California, Berkley have discovered that Di-indolyl-methane (DIM) is a strong androgen receptor antagonist in human prostate cancer cells, helping protect against prostate cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables also induce enzymes in your body called cytochrome P450 enzymes, these enzymes are responsible for detoxification within your liver and help manufacture many of your hormones in the adrenal glands. This means that eating cruciferous can also help you stay slim with lots of energy!

So, if you are not eating cruciferous vegetables everyday you are increasing your risks of becoming oestrogen dominant and the health complications that come with that, plus you are limiting your energy production and fat loss.

I know that it can be difficult to eat cruciferous vegetables everyday,  that’s why I put raw organic broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and collard greens in BePure ONE, that way with BePure ONE you still are getting cruciferous vegetables everyday!

In health and happiness,
Ben Warren


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