Brussels Sprouts and their Anti- Cancer benefits
Did You Know…that Brussels sprouts contain a substance that causes cancer cells to self-destruct?
The idea of Brussels sprouts may not immediately set your taste buds tingling, but this vegetable’s health benefits are guaranteed to tantalize. Brussels sprouts contain more glucosinolates—a kind of anti-carcinogenic compound—than any other cruciferous vegetable.
|Glucosimolates Fight Cancer
Glucosinolates are special phytonutrients that serve as the chemical source for a large number of cancer-protective substances.
All cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolates, however, recent research indicates that the combination of compounds found in the Brussels sprout are especially potent and valuable. The anti-cancer benefits of Brussels sprouts stem primarily from four specific glucosinolates:
Sinigrin, in particular, appears to cause cancer cells to self-destruct.
Of all the the studies on the Brussels sprout available in PubMed, the health research database at the National Library of Medicine in Washington, D.C., more than half connect it to cancer prevention. Brussels sprouts provide nutrients that support the three processes in your body most intricately involved in cancer development—and cancer prevention:
- Antioxidant deployment
- Anti-inflammatory activity
Chronic issues with any of the above processes increase your risk of cancer. When malfunctions occur simultaneously, your risk of cancer increases substantially.
Sprouts Prevent a Multitude of Cancers and Stop DNA Damage
Research so far shows Brussels sprout intake can decrease your risk of bladder cancer… colon cancer… prostate cancer… ovarian cancer… breast cancer… and lung cancer. Evidence from a study conducted in the Netherlands points to a possible reason for the
Brussels sprout’s broad-spectrum cancer protection. It appears the sprouts keep the body cancer-free by protecting DNA from damage.
For the three-week study, researchers analyzed the effect of Brussels sprouts on two groups of healthy men. One group ate 300 grams of Brussels sprouts each day, while the other group ate a diet devoid of all cruciferous vegetables. Testing at the end of the study showed the daily dose of Brussels sprouts led to a 28% decrease in measured DNA damage.
Your Daily Dose of Vitamin A Through Zinc
Along with anti-carcinogenic glucosinolates, Brussels sprouts provide a wealth of other nutrients. They offer significant quantities of crucial nutrients, including…
Brussels sprouts are also good source of vitamin A, vitamin B2 and B6, vitamin C, and vitamin K. In addition to all that, they deliver your daily dose of fiber and protein, with a side of disease-fighting phytochemicals.
The World’s Healthiest Food
To extract maximum health benefits, experts recommend that you steam your Brussels sprouts. The George Mateljan Foundation, which runs The World’s Healthiest Foods site, recommends this Five-Minute Method:
“Fill the bottom of a steamer pan with two inches of water. If Brussels sprouts are cut into quarters, steam for 6 minutes. If you have chopped them into smaller pieces, steam for five minutes.” When perfectly cooked, the sprouts should have a “crisp, dense texture” and a bright, “green,” mild sweetness.
Green Smoothie Health Benefits
How a 3-Minute Solution Can Make it Nearly Impossible for You to Get Ill
|FACT: More people have died from preventable diseases than all the wars of the world combined.|
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It affects the population worldwide, and accounts for 70% of all deaths in the United States, which is 1.7 million each year.
Approximately 133 million Americans—or close to one out of every two adults—live with at least one chronic illness. The top 6 chronic diseases are heart disease… diabetes… arthritis… obesity… stroke…and cancer.
Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that the mainstream public believes can only be controlled but not cured. This is completely false! Chronic diseases are among the most preventable health conditions—and they can not only be effectively controlled but even cured.
Nutritional Deficiency is One of the Major Causes of Chronic Disease
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that only 24% of U.S. adults eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, despite evidence indicating that doing so drastically improves your odds of staying disease-free.
Many health experts maintain that including just 5 fruits and 3 vegetables in your daily diet makes it almost impossible to develop a chronic disease. In recent years, because most individuals aren’t able to consume that many servings of fruits and vegetables per day, countless people from all over the world are flocking to the “3-Minute Wellness in a Glass” also known as…the green smoothie.
Green smoothies are the easiest way to “drink” large amounts of fruits and vegetables you wouldn’t be able to consume otherwise, thereby flooding your body with plant-based phytochemicals, sometimes called phytonutrients, which deliver a wealth of benefits. They strengthen your immune system… extend your lifespan…and reduce your odds of developing a life-threatening disease.
Green smoothies also provide a rich source of beneficial amino acids, minerals and antioxidants. That’s also why they’re called “the new prescription” for perfect health. Best of all, when you use kitchen-tested recipes, they taste great.
A single green smoothie can fill your nutritional quota for the day and keep chronic diseases away.
|WARNING: Not Just Any Smoothie Will Do!
A “green smoothie” consists of 60% organic fruits (fresh or frozen) and 40% organic green leafy vegetables, blended well in a high-powered blender, sometimes with a cup of liquid. It is not to be confused with the fruit smoothies or shakes or fruit/vegetable juices sold in juice bars or restaurants, which don’t have the nutritional and therapeutic benefits that green smoothes have.
When done right, drinking green smoothies is the single most health-enhancing, weight-reducing, detoxifying, anti-aging and healing habit you can ever adopt.
Clent Manich, a man from Medford, Oregon, weighed 447 pounds—and suffered from Type II diabetes and acute pancreatitis. His doctors told him he was going to die. But by consuming green smoothies every day, he was able to overcome diabetes, and was completely off insulin and all his medications in 3 weeks! In 14 weeks, he lost 100 pounds — and he eventually dropped 226 pounds in one year, and has never regained the weight.
Click here to get the exact recipe that made Clent Manich lose 227 pounds — and beat diabetes and pancreatitis.
Make a healthy choice and see in the improvement in your life.