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Research Shows That Broccoli Reduces Risk of Cancer

Research Shows That Broccoli Reduces Risk of Cancer

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Broccoli may not get a lot of attention at the dinner table but research backs up what your mother always said, “Eat your Broccoli!”

Many research studies have shown that broccoli has a compound called sulforaphane that can reduce the risk of many types of cancer.

In 2016 Dr. Elizabeth Jeffery and her colleagues published a study in the Journal of Nutrition titled “Dietary Broccoli Lessens Development of Fatty Liver and Liver Cancer in Mice Given Diethylnitrosamine and Fed a Western or Control Diet.”

The study concluded that long term consumption of whole broccoli countered the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer tumors. [1]

It is imperative to know that commercially produced frozen broccoli lacks the ability to produce sulforaphane after cooking. [2]

To get the most benefits of broccoli it is best to start with raw organic broccoli, steam at medium-high heat or stir-fry for about 4 minutes with coconut oil then enjoy.

If you have frozen broccoli you can add some raw radishes, cabbage, arugula, watercress, horseradish, spicy mustard, or wasabi, which all have the enzyme myrosinase that can stimulate the production of sulforaphane in the frozen broccoli. [3]

To get the benefits of broccoli’s sulforaphane to help reduce your risks of fatty liver and liver cancer you will need to consume broccoli at least 3 times a week. [1]


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Some of the many benefits of supplementing with this powerful nutrient includes:

  • Provides Concentrated Glucoraphanin from Broccoli Seed Extract
  • Supports Healthy Cell-Life Cycles*
  • Supports Phase II Detoxification Enzymes*
  • Supports Extended Antioxidant Activity*

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Resources:

  • Y. W. M. &. J. E. Chen, "Dietary Broccoli Lessens Development of Fatty Liver and Liver Cancer in Mice Given Diethylnitrosamine and Fed a Western or Control Diet," The Journal of Nutrition, pp. Chen, Y., Wallig, M., & Jeffery, E. (2016). Dietary Broccoli Lessens Development of Fatty Liver and Liver Cancer in Mice Given Diethylnitrosami146(3), 542-550. doi:10.3945/jn.115.228148, 2016.
  • E. &. J. E. Dosz, "Commercially produced frozen broccoli lacks the ability to form sulforaphane," Journal Of Functional Foods, pp. 5(2), 987-990. doi:10.1016/j.jff.2013.01.033, 2013.
  • E. &. J. E. Dosz, "Modifying the Processing and Handling of Frozen Broccoli for Increased Sulforaphane Formation," Journal of Food Science, pp. 78(9), H1459-H1463. doi:10.1111/1750-3841.12221, 2013.
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