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Broccoli, Watercress May Hold Potent Cancer-Fighting Powers — Unlocked By Chewing


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We’re well aware that vegetables contain multiple nutrients and supply the body with an abundance of health benefits. And now a team of researchers from South Dakota State University has found that a compound and an enzyme found in cruciferous vegetables — such as broccoli, watercress, cabbage and cauliflower — may help prevent recurrence and spread of some cancers.


Moul Dey, lead study author and associate professor in the Health and Nutritional Sciences Department at the university, explains that even after a cancerous tumor has been eliminated through chemotherapy and/or radiation, the cancer stem cells continue to live on in the body since they tend to be resistant to conventional therapies. While these stem cells “only” make up about five percent of the tumor, they can migrate through the blood vessels and metastasize.


“These tiny cells are very difficult to detect in a tumor,” she says. “It’s like finding a needle in a haystack.”

In a Petri dish, Dey and her colleagues treated human cervical cancer stem cells with PEITC  — a compound that stands for phenethyl isothiocyanate, which is naturally produced from the crunchy cruciferous veggies during the chewing process. Within 24 hours, nearly 75 percent of the stem cells died.


In this trial, the researchers used a 20-micromolar concentration of the compound. However, lower concentrations of PEITC were used in subsequent experiments with mice — between five to 15 micromolars — and also were found to produce effective results. “Consuming just a few ounces will give you the concentrations we worked with,” Dey tells Yahoo Health. “We found it worked in mice, but not every study that works in mice will work in humans. But it’s vegetables — it always has some benefits anyway. You cannot go wrong with having vegetables with every meal.”


The study notes that these concentrations were particularly found in land cress and watercress. Other members of the cruciferous crew include Brussels sprouts, kale, radishes, turnips, arugula, bok choy and rutabaga.




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saying it may cure cancer is the only way to get me to eat the horrible stuff , luckily i could live on fruit so i don't have to eat the green crap . it's ok as a decoration though.

eat your vegetables or you can't have any dessert .  :GoldenSmile1:

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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."


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The link above is about the dangers of the vegetables in the article and how to avoid them. For instance "juicing " the vegetables is worse than cola for tooth decay and hypothyroidism can occur if eating too much Broccoli or Kale (cook it first).


Teresa Fung, an adjunct professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor at Simmons College in Boston;

“It’s the dose that makes a Poison,”  “If people have hypothyroidism or they’re taking thyroid medication, then they should check with their doctor. But even in this case, reasonable amounts shouldn’t be a problem. Now, if people have a tall glass of kale juice every single day, then it gets into the unknown territory.”

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Why is it always stuff like broccoli they figure out is good for you.... It should be bacon and beer that cured cancer and worked like viagra!!!

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