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Science Reveals How Broccoli and Crucifers Prevent Deadly Cancers

Posted February 2, 2014

Scientists have been mounting evidence to support the cancer-fighting abilities associated with consuming broccoli and other members of the crucifer family for more than a decade. Past studies have shown that the super-food family directly influences the expression of more than 400 genes immediately after eating the tasty vegetables. Further research bodies have also shown that broccoli consumption can play an important role in lowering the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, and yet to date, the precise metabolic pathway for disease prevention has largely been unknown.

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Broccoli sprouts: Nutritional giants

Posted October 24, 2013

For those who take pride in growing their own sprouts, broccoli sprouts have become increasingly popular and have been preferred by the health-conscious community for many years. Packed with highly concentrated vitamins and compounds and 10 to 100 times the amount of nutrients than mature broccoli heads, broccoli sprouts have become readily available at grocery stores all over the United States.

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If You Hate Eating Broccoli, Wear It Instead

Posted September 10, 2013

Lots of kids and adults say they hate eating broccoli, and the vegetable has been the brunt of many jokes over the years, even though it is a rich source of beneficial nutrients. Now, for all of you who don’t like to eat this special veggie, you might be able to enjoy its health benefits if you wear it instead.

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Illinois Scientists put Cancer-Fighting Power Back into Frozen Broccoli

Posted August 7, 2013

There was bad news, then good news from University of Illinois broccoli researchers this month. In the first study, they learned that frozen broccoli lacks the ability to form sulforaphane, the cancer-fighting phytochemical in fresh broccoli. But a second study demonstrated how the food industry can act to restore the frozen vegetable’s health benefits.

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The truth behind broccoli – Health benefits and possible risk factors

Posted February 21, 2013

Broccoli is considered to be one of the most nutritious vegetables that can offer numerous health benefits. This is the main reason why there is a huge increase in the number of people who tend to include this on their daily diet. But everyone should be aware of the fact that maximizing the health benefits of this vegetable is very possible if they take just the right amount of it and cook it the right way.

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Studies of the in vitro cytotoxic, antioxidant, lipase inhibitory and antimicrobial activities of selected Thai medicinal plants

Posted November 13, 2012

Traditional folk medicinal plants have recently become popular and are widely used for primary health care. Since Thailand has a great diversity of indigenous (medicinal) plant species, this research investigated 52 traditionally used species of Thai medicinal plants for their in vitro cytotoxic, antioxidant, lipase inhibitory and antimicrobial activities.

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Natural Bug Repellents

Posted April 30, 2012

While the industry standard insect repellents rely on the insecticide DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) to keep bugs at bay, many environmental and public health advocates worry that regular long-term exposure to even small amounts of the chemical can negatively affect the human nervous system.

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