Alarming statistics now suggest that more than half of all cancers in US adults may be caused by poor diet.1 What these frightening numbers mean is that much of the death and misery caused by cancer can be prevented.
Fortunately, scientific evidence has now established that cruciferous vegetables contain vital cancer-fighting components that offer powerful protection against carcinogens. The compounds found in certain vegetables support the body's natural detoxification process, helping to rid it of cancer-causing agents in our food, water, and environment.
Broccoli, cauliflower, and other cruciferous vegetables uniquely contain health-promoting phytonutrients that have been shown to help prevent the onset and halt the progression of colon, breast, prostate, thyroid, cervical, and other cancers.1-16 These natural compounds also promote healthy estrogen metabolism in the body a critical component in any disease-prevention strategy while counteracting the daily onslaught of cancer-causing chemicals.
In this article, we examine the remarkable disease-preventive compounds found in cruciferous vegetables, how they exert their multifaceted cancer-fighting effects, and how you can take advantage of these nutrients to protect against a multitude of cancer-inducing agents.