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Curcumin a Powerful Ally in the Fight Against Brain Tumors

Posted December 12, 2012

Few experiences strike terror to the heart like that of receiving a diagnosis of a brain tumor. However, new research has emerged that adds to prior studies showing curcumin, the yellow pigment in the curry spice turmeric, can be helpful in fighting this dreaded malignancy as well as other cancers.

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Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse

Posted April 30, 2012

Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse, providing vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene and lutein (a compound being studied for its role in eye health). In addition, it is rich in isothiocyanates, phytochemicals that may play a role in fighting cancer.

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Broccoli Compound Destroys Cancer Cells

Posted April 30, 2012

Research published in the journal, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, explains the potent mechanism exhibited by cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower to ameliorate developing cancer cells. The active photochemical known as sulforaphane targets prostate and other hormone dependent cancer lines and leaves normal healthy cells unaffected.

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More evidence that spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting power

Posted April 30, 2012

Teaming fresh broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase significantly enhances each food’s individual cancer-fighting power and ensures that absorption takes place in the upper part of the digestive system where you’ll get the maximum health benefit, suggests a new University of Illinois study.

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Broccoli Kills Cancer Cells

Posted April 30, 2012

Sulforaphane, a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, can selectively target and kill cancer cells. Scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University showed, for the first time, that the chemical kills prostate cancer cells while leaving normal cells healthy.

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British Research Leads to UK Launch of High Phytonutrient Broccoli

Posted April 30, 2012

A new variety of broccoli with higher levels of a key phytonutrient is now available in UK shops thanks to experts working on both the biology of plants and the link between human nutrition and health. The new broccoli, which will be known as Benefort

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Eat Broccoli, Not Supplements, For Health Benefits

Posted April 30, 2012

New research has found that if you want some of the many health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, you need to eat the real thing – a key phytochemical in these vegetables is poorly absorbed and of far less value if taken as a supplement.

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Best Broccoli Health Benefits Come From Whole Plant, Not Supplemental Vitamins

Posted April 30, 2012

The best health benefits of broccoli come from eating the whole plant rather than from supplemental vitamins say researchers who determined that a key phytochemical in broccoli-related vegetables is poorly absorbed when in a vitamin pill form.

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New Breeds of Broccoli Remain Packed with Health Benefits

Posted April 30, 2012

Research performed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and published recently in the journal Crop Science has demonstrated that mineral levels in new varieties of broccoli have not declined since 1975, and that the broccoli contains the same levels of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and other minerals that have made the vegetable a healthy staple of American diets for decades.

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UK scientists grow super broccoli

Posted April 30, 2012

Popeye might want to consider switching to broccoli. British scientists unveiled a new breed of the vegetable that experts say packs a big nutritional punch. The new broccoli was specially grown to contain two to three times the normal amount of glucoraphanin, a nutrient believed to help ward off heart disease.

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