Top 10 Brain Food That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The brain is without question the most important, and yet least understood, of all the parts of the body. It controls every major function performed by the body, and its correct functioning is undoubtedly one of the crucial parts of having successful and happy life. However, due to the complexity of the brain, there are many things that can go wrong with it, and there are also many lifestyle factors that influence its performance. Food is one of the primary factors in optimizing brain function and preventing brain disease, and yet many people are unaware of exactly what foods they should be eating for these purposes.

Here is a list of the ten best brain foods, and why they work. (more…)

Broccoli vs. Breast Cancer

It has the power to stop breast tumors from growing… and you can find it in your local supermarket for less than $2 a pound.

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables have long been recognized by science for their cancer-fighting powers, especially when it comes to breast cancers, but researchers have taken it to the next level by isolating the main compound believed to help put the brakes on tumors.

It’s called glucoraphanin, and on its own it doesn’t do much. (more…)

Greens kill cancer genes

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Maisy Docherty, 4, tucks into her greens. Picture: Kristi Miller Source: The Daily Telegraph

IT turns out that mum was right – you really should eat your greens. Numerous studies have found cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage contain cancer-fighting nutrients. (more…)

I3C and DIM for Breast & Prostate Cancer Prevention

A renewed scientific interest in the cancer preventing properties of cruciferous vegetables has gripped the scientific community in the past few years.  Cruciferous vegetables, when digested, produce a variety of sulfur rich metabolites.  Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and diindolylmethane (DIM) are especially important.  I3C and DIM exhibit great potential for the prevention and part of the treatment for breast and prostate cancer.  They may provide specific benefit in risk reduction for these cancers when associated with being overweight, which typically involves the most aggressive forms of breast and prostate cancer.  This review brings you up to date on the current state of the science. (more…)

Arm yourself against disease with these anti-cancer foods

Most of us know the “War on Cancer” is a bad joke that churns revenue for the cancer industry while per capita cancer rates continue to surge. Based on the premise that food should be our first medicine, the cruciferous family of vegetables is the food choice for resisting cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, turnips, rutabaga, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, and watercress.

They all contain glucosinolates, antioxidant compounds that contain sulfur, which have attracted the interest of medical researchers’ attempting to determine what makes this class of vegetables resist cancer and promote cardiovascular health.

Tracking the cruciferous cancer fighting compounds (more…)

Broccoli delivers a one-two punch to prevent cancer development and progression

Broccoli is a super star member of the cruciferous family, well known and documented as an immune boosting food that supports the healthy clearance of aberrant cancer cells before they multiply and develop into detectable tumors. Researchers reporting in the journal Clinical Epigenetics have found that the bioactive compound in broccoli, sulforaphane provides a multi-modal attack against cancer cell development and proliferation through the complex mechanism of epigenetics. (more…)

More evidence that spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting power

Teaming fresh broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase significantly enhances each food’s individual cancer-fighting power and ensures that absorption takes place in the upper part of the digestive system where you’ll get the maximum health benefit, suggests a new University of Illinois study. (more…)

Sulforaphane from broccoli and cruciferous vegetables selectively destroys cancer cells

Research details published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal explains the potent mechanism exhibited by cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower to ameliorate developing cancer cells. The active photochemical known as sulforaphane targets prostate and other hormone dependent cancer lines and leaves normal healthy cells unaffected. Cruciferous vegetables have long been associated with a lowered risk of prostate cancer, but this is the first study to demonstrate the `search and attack` capability of the natural chemical compound. Consuming small amounts of crucifers several times each week can help to significantly lower your risk of developing many types of potentially deadly cancer lines. (more…)