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Broccoli

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Broccoli is a delicious, fibre rich and nutrient dense vegetable with many anti-cancer properties. You can roast it, use it raw in salads, steam and even blend it into delicious soups.

If you are not eating organic broccoli, be sure to wash it well before consumption as they do tend to contain some pesticides on the skin surface. Mix 10% white vinegar and 90 percent warm water and soak for around 10 minutes then rub and rinse.

Why Broccoli is good for us

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Why Broccoli is good for us

Broccoli contains large amounts of sulforaphane a sulfur-rich compound which helps boost our body’s protective enzymes and helps flush out cancer causing chemicals.

As broccoli contains a high amount of fibre, some studies have shown that by eating more cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, it can help reduce the risk of colorectal and colon cancer.

Some promising studies in mice (We are not sure why testing broccoli on humans appears to be too dangerous and why we need to first test with mice) has been found to help kill off prostate cancer cells and reduce tumour volume by up to 50%.

One test-tube study also showed that sulforaphane contained in broccoli reduced the size and number of breast cancer cells by up to 75%.

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