Cruciferous vegetables are considered to be some of the best cancer fighting foods. They include, but are not limited to:
♥ Bok choy
♥ Brussels sprouts
They contain compounds that are formed during chewing and digestion, and these compounds are able to get rid of cancer causing substances before they get a hold of and damage the DNA.
According to Cancer.gov, the compounds found in the cruciferous vegetables are responsible for the following:
♥ They help protect cells from DNA damage.
♥ They help inactivate carcinogens (cancer causing agents).
♥ They have antiviral and antibacterial effects.
♥ They have anti-inflammatory effects.
♥ They induce cell death (apoptosis).
♥ They inhibit tumor blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) and tumor cell migration (needed for metastasis).
Though studies are ongoing, early indications are highly favorable for four types of cancer; breast cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer.
Remember, prevention is better than cure. Consuming more of these cruciferous veggies is a plus i’m sure your body & boobies will thank you for.
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a biological science educator, health and wellbeing consultant and Qigong instructor. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Oprah Mag, SELF, Yahoo and more. She is the founder of Inside Outer Beauty Market, a multi-cultutal retailer curating and creating products to support the body inside and out. Visit the site at www.iobeautymarket.com