Phytochemicals, what are they and how they protect us from cancer


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The Cancer Project published an article titled “Diet and Cancer Research”. Phytochemicals are a group of thousands of chemicals found in plant-based foods that can protect us from cancer. Some are known to prevent cancers, others do other things and many are yet undiscovered. These chemicals are in foods like soy, green teas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, etc. Does this sound familiar? Eat your veggies; they really are good for you. In fact they are far better for us than our mothers and grandmothers could have imagined. The cited article contains a table of Phytochemicals and the foods they are found in.

Broccoli Everyday may keep Cancer Away!

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A study reported by CTV News on Health says brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and soy beans may be part of an “Epigenetic Diet” that can prevent cancer. In a study at the University of Alabama (UAB) they found the substances in many plant-based foods can prevent cancer and other illnesses. These foods cause the suppression of genes that can cause fatal illnesses. The past 6 BLOGS I did were on a doctor and surgeon that have found vegetarian based diets to be very healthy. Here is another university study finding the power of epigenetics is our hands. Use it wisely and live a healthy life. The UAB team describes their Epigenetic Diet as the following foods: