We all know that cancer is one of the deadliest diseases of the new century. The numbers of patients who suffer from cancer is terrifying. Since 1980, liver cancer incidence has trippled. Every year, from 2003 to 2012, the rates are increasing by 2.7% . Men are more prone to the risk of getting a cancer than women, and more than 95% of those with liver cancer are over the age of 45.
Luckily, recent studies have found that the prevention for this rapidly rising dadly disease can be found in your local supermarket.
According to some preveous studies, eating broccoli three to five times per week can lower the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. The researchers believe that sulforaphane, contained in broccoli, is the source of the vegetable cancer-fighting properties.
Both Oregon State University and the Texas A&M Health Science Center have published findings which confirm that sulforaphane has therapeutic value against some forms of cancer, including late stage, metastasized disease.
Restoring Liver Health With Broccoli…
The Journal of Nutrition published a study conducted by the University of Illinois which studied the effects of broccoli on liver cancer and here is the statement:
“The normal story about broccoli and health is that it can protect against a number of different cancers,” said Jeffery. “But nobody had looked at liver Cancer”.
Jeffrey and his colleagues, found that sulforaphane was best absorbed by eating the vegetable chopped or lightly steamed.
The researchers of the recent study, conducted on mice that had a liver cancer-causing carcinogen, gave the mice different diets including a control diet, the typical American high-fat diet, high-sugar diet, and a diet that included broccoli.
Those mice which were fed with the American unhealthy diet showed increased levels of cancer in the liver.But, when they gave them broccoli, tumors and nodules decreased.
This researchers shows that the eating of this vegetable reduces the amount of fat that was taken in the liver while also increasing its lipid output. Through eating broccoli, the liver was brought back into balance, and it improved the health.