Broccoli is one of the cruciferous vegetables, which are known for their powerful cancer-fighting properties. Kale, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower are also in this family.
Broccoli by itself has been the subject of many health studies and its impressive cancer-fighting properties, particularly with bladder, lung, ovarian, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers, are well documented.
Sprouted broccoli seeds are rapidly growing in popularity due to their high concentration of cancer-fighting phytonutrients. In general, sprouts offer a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than their full-grown vegetable counterparts.
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||Great Britain, Italy, North America
||Substantially lowers risk of colorectal cancer when eaten at least 3-5 times per week. Eat only organic, raw or lightly steamed broccoli for cancer-fighting effects.
||Helps prevent cataracts.
||Significantly reduces risk of heart disease, even compared with other vegetables.
||Substantially lowers risk of lung cancer when eaten at least 3-5 times per week. Eat only organic, raw or lightly steamed broccoli for cancer-fighting effects.
||Weekly consumption of broccoli dramatically reduces risk of advanced-stage prostate cancer. When eaten in combination with tomatoes, broccoli is even more effective at fighting prostate cancer. Eat only organic, raw or lightly steamed broccoli for cancer-fighting effects.
||Helps to repair sun-damaged skin.
||Broccoli and broccoli sprouts are effective against H. pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers. Broccoli sprouts may also help prevent gastric cancer.