Miracle broccoli compound is like kryptonite for breast cancer
It may be the next great weapon in the war on breast cancer – and it’s probably sitting in your vegetable crisper right now.
When you or someone you love is diagnosed with breast cancer, you know what a frightening and helpless feeling it can be.
You suffer through grueling surgeries and treatments… you wait hour after hour for test results… all hoping you’re one of the “lucky” women whose cancer doesn’t get worse.
But what if luck doesn’t have anything to do with it? What if I told you there was something you could start doing right now that might prevent your cancer from progressing – and maybe even save your life?
It’s as simple as eating your greens – that same advice mom started giving you decades ago.
Because a new study from the University of Oregon has found that a compound in broccoli (along with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other crunchy, “cruciferous” vegetables) may keep your cancer from spreading.
In the study, volunteers who took a daily supplement of sulforaphane — equivalent to about a cup of broccoli – showed dramatic reductions in some of the most common markers for breast cancer cell growth.
And that means that something as simple as adding a daily serving of broccoli to your menu may help keep tumor growth in check.
I know that probably sounds a little hard to believe. But previous animal studies on sulforaphane have found that it can prevent liver, colon, lung, stomach and colon cancers – so this really isn’t too big of a leap.
Now, this newest study was pretty small, but at least it was on humans. And because it was a double-blind, randomized controlled trial (the gold standard for research), you can be pretty confident in the results.
It’s starting to look like broccoli is a certified superfood, but I understand it’s not for everybody (remember, President George H.W. Bush hated the stuff).
So if broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts aren’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. You can actually pick up sulforaphane supplements online very inexpensively.
For just a few cents a day, you could keep a potentially deadly cancer at bay. That sounds like a pretty wise investment to me.
Broccoli Compound May Slow Growth of Breast Cancer Cells
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