Sunday, July 06, 2008

BROCCOLI FIGHTS PROSTATE CANCER


Broccoli is being hailed as an important weapon in the battle against Prostate Cancer. Scientists have found that eating the vegetable once or twice a week can significantly reduce the risk of developing the disease by as much as 40 per cent. Studies from the Institute of Food Research in Norwich showed that eating broccoli can produce changes in gene activity which in turn can slow or prevent tumour growth. This is due to a special cancer fighting compound which Broccoli contains. Broccoli is part of the family of cruciferous vegetables which includes cabbage, kale, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. All cruciferous vegetables contain a special compound which helps prevent cancer. However broccoli contains a stronger version of the compound which gives it extra cancer fighting properties. 35,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer every year in the U.K., with the disease claiming the lives of one man every hour. Anything that can slow or prevent this terrible disease has to be good news for men everywhere.

For a delicious broccoli recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare, follow the link shown below:-

Broccoli and Chilli Penne

Bon Appetit!

2 comments:

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi Naomi,

we really adore to read your articles about healthy food!

About Broccoli that is a very good news - we always loved this vegetable but now when we eat it we will even think how much good we give to our bodies!

And thank you for an interesting recipe, think we should try it!

Best wishes,
Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

Hi Kyle & Svet

I always try and include some posts about healthy eating in my blog. Glad you enjoy them.

I love Broccoli too and it is so good for you. I'm sure you'll enjoy the recipe. I tried it. It tastes really good.