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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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Sulfur in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to healing genetic diseases

Posted April 30, 2012

Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Many people know that broccoli is rich in vitamins A, C, and E, the big free radical scavenger vitamins. However, a brand new clinical study was just released in January 2012 which is getting scientists excited about broccoli – and other cruciferous vegetables – again.

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Broccoli and Blueberries Support Healthy Digestion

Posted April 30, 2012

What do broccoli and blueberries have in common? New research suggests they could be very effective in alleviating digestive problems. In a study published in Nutrition, scientists at Nutrigenomics New Zealand examined the effects of these two foods on mice with symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The findings indicate that adding these foods to the diet may change the bacteria in the intestinal tract and also reduce inflammation commonly seen in this disorder.

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Broccoli delivers a one-two punch to prevent cancer development and progression

Posted April 30, 2012

Broccoli is a super star member of the cruciferous family, well known and documented as an immune boosting food that supports the healthy clearance of aberrant cancer cells before they multiply and develop into detectable tumors. Researchers reporting in the journal Clinical Epigenetics have found that the bioactive compound in broccoli, sulforaphane provides a multi-modal attack against cancer cell development and proliferation through the complex mechanism of epigenetics.

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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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