Food For Thought :: Evidence For Eating Cruciferous Vegetables
Cabbage :: Kale :: Broccoli :: Cauliflower :: Brussels sprouts ::Turnips :: Watercress :: Bok Choy
‘Its well known that the cruciferous vegetable family is purported to reduce breast cancer risk’
Dr Jeffrey Bland PhD – founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine, Gig Harbour, Washington.
‘Everything I have seen has indicated that eating cruciferous vegetables is an excellent thing to do. That food group, to me, is the most likely one to help prevent cancer’
Dr Eleanor Rogan PhD – Professor at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre
‘One of the most important effects of cruciferous vegetables is that they contain compounds that induce a very important enzyme called quinone reductase, which takes the reactive form of estrogen back to a non-reactive form. It’s the reactive form of estrogen that seems to be the source of cancer initiation’
Dr Eleanor Rogan PhD – Professor at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre 30 years in the field of Cancer Research