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Why broccoli is a potent anti-cancer?

PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines

There is no doubt the remarkable anti cancer properties of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and cauliflower. Eating plenty of broccoli daily, you might be preventing different types of cancer. In fact, contains powerful anti-cancer compounds, and if drug manufacturers could synthesize the pills, they would cost hundreds of dollars. But the broad spectrum of phytochemicals found in broccoli, constitute its very nature and can not be duplicated by the pharmaceutical industry. The researcher Dr. Mithen says anti cancer properties of broccoli not only help prevent cancer but also to kill cancer cells.

Scientists have discovered that the plant contains a natural chemical that significantly reduces the risk of cancer. The name of that chemical extraordinary is indole-3-carbinol. The reason why the indole-3-carbinol provides an effective defense against cancer is its ability to balance two main chemical forms of the hormone estrogen, estradiol and estriol. Estradiol is a particularly potent form of estrogen It is closely linked to cancers, especially prostate and breast.

Increasing levels of indole-3-carbinol, decreases the level of estradiol and consequently the threat of cancer is reduced. According to the Academy of Sciences of New York-3- carbinol it is more effective than 80 different drugs to treat cancer.

How to increase the anti-cancer power of broccoli?

Meanwhile Dr. Elizabeth Jeffrey, University of Illinois, says that sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli, is one of the most potent substances anti cancer and its protective effect can be enhanced by keeping the broccoli for 10 minutes at a very low temperature of 41 degrees. At home, this constant temperature can be difficult to achieve, to achieve similar results, keep the broccoli suspended on steam for 3 to 4 minutes.

Researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand found in broccoli and other vegetables, a chemical compound which they called isothiocyanate that caused the death of cancer cells normally resistant to chemotherapy because of its high levels of a protein called Bcl-2. This protein could not resist the action of certain isothiocyanates.

You do not really have to know exactly how act different chemical components of this plant is charged preponderance valuable as a great protector against cancer. Simply consume amounts of broccoli and tomato. Surprising, new research shows that this simple combination outperforms many drugs used to treat cancer, especially prostate cancer.


NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in natural health, author of an effective treatment to lose weight naturally. Learn MORE at:

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