AskNadia: Type 1 Eating Broccoli With Mustard to Prevent Cancer
I am a type 1 of 30 years with concerns about cancer and diabetes. I started eating mustard powder on steam broccoli because it blocks cancer. Have you come across any research that contradicts this theory?
Science research has proven what we eat does make a difference in our overall health. 30-40 percent of cancers are preventable by making dietary life changes.
Broccoli is one vegetable that not only offers anti carcinogen benefits, but it also provides cardiovascular benefits as well.
Cruciferous vegetable like broccoli, chinese cabbage, kale, collard greens, brussel sprouts and cauliflower all have sulforaphane (SNF), which have shown to prevent cancer cells from reproducing.
Another research program studied broccoli at different harvest times, early-medium, and late, measuring the phenolics and sulforaphane concentration in each crop.
The early harvests had the largest concentration of phenolics and sulforaphane (SNF), showing it to be the most beneficial as an anticarcinogenic. Combine this with another study that states broccoli sprouts have the highest amount of sulforaphane, supports your preventive cancer measure.
Broccoli and Type 2 Diabetes
People living with type 2 diabetes may increase their insulin sensitivity by consuming broccoli sprouts since they are at a higher risk for developing breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer. Conversely, men with type 2 diabetes show a lower rate of prostate cancer because of their lower estrogen level.
Mustard seeds contain selenium, a known mineral found in soil. It has been well studied and shown to have anticarcinogenic benefits as well.
Eating broccoli with mustard seeds are giving you a double dose of a minerals that has proven to be anticarcinogenic.
Eating foods high in sulforaphane (SNF) is better than taking selenium supplements. Nature.com reports “we did not find a protective efficacy of selenium supplement.”
It appears eating foods that have higher concentrations of sulforaphane (SNF) and selenium does protect your immune system and proven to be anticarcinogenic.
I hope you have found this helpful.
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