Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention

Cruciferous vegetables broccoli cauliflower cabbage brussels sprouts phytochemicals cancer prevention

Cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts, contain sulforaphane, a phytochemical which, according to research, can prevent precancerous cells from affecting other cells in the body, therefore contributing to our overall health.

More specifically, broccoli and cauliflower are rich in glucosidase, a substance that is a powerful anticancer agent when broken down in the body.

In addition to their protective effects in cancer prevention, these vegetables are excellent sources of vitamin C, which combats free radicals and also helps to detoxify the body.