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Researchers Create Better Broccoli, Enhanced Anti-Cancer Benefits With Longer Shelf Life

Posted February 23, 2014

While researching methods to increase the already well-recognized anti-cancer properties of broccoli, researchers at the University of Illinois also found a way to prolong the vegetable’s shelf life. And, according to the recently published study, the method is a natural and inexpensive way to produce broccoli that has even more health benefits and won’t spoil so quickly on your refrigerator shelf.

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Better broccoli: Researchers identify method to increase shelf life and beneficial compounds

Posted February 13, 2014

The combined application of two natural compounds to broccoli could help to increase levels of its suggested anti-cancer compounds while also increasing shelf life, say researchers.

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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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Healthy benefits of eating broccoli

Posted December 12, 2013

In order to prevent arteries from clogging, researchers from Imperial College London suggest consuming at least one cup of broccoli daily. Their research findings concludes that there is a chemical in leafy green vegetables, as well as broccoli, that offers protective measures for the heart, including preventing artery blockages.

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The Super Foods That May Help Fight Prostate Cancer

Posted November 5, 2013

A research team associated with the Cambridge University Hospital System in the UK provides scientifically validated evidence that broccoli, turmeric, green tea and pomegranate help fight prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.

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Natural plant hormone spray boosts broccoli’s cancer-fighting potential

Posted October 20, 2013

What if it were possible to dramatically boost the nutritional density of broccoli, and thus maximize its inherent cancer-fighting potential, by simply spraying it with a plant hormone derived from the natural jasmine plant? Researchers from Illinois claim this is the case, having recently found that dousing broccoli plants with methyl jasmonate resulted in them producing far more cancer-fighting compounds like sulforaphane than non-treated plants.

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Study Assesses Maximizing Broccoli’s Cancer-Fighting Potential

Posted October 17, 2013

Spraying a plant hormone on broccoli — already one of the planet’s most nutritious foods — boosts its cancer-fighting potential, and researchers say they have new insights on how that works. They published their findings, which could help scientists build an even better, more healthful broccoli, in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.

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What are the health benefits of broccoli?

Posted October 6, 2013

The health benefits of broccoli are very extensive. Not only is the vegetable loaded with essential nutrients, it also has therapeutic properties. This article explains broccoli’s health benefits, provides a nutritional profile, and tells you how it should be cooked and why.

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Prevent arthritis and cancer with broccoli: Research proven

Posted September 20, 2013

By now, most Natural News readers have an inkling of cruciferous vegetables’ ability to resist cancer cells from developing or impede their growth once formed. Out of those cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and bok choy among others, broccoli has shown the most consistent and pronounced anticancer effects with testing.

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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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