Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Veggies as a Cancer Cure

I was researching cabbage because it gets so little press. Here's what I found:
proved to be a very good link, with a lengthy article about healthy life style choices. They wrote
"Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale are all cancer-fighting stars in the produce department, and several studies have linked them to a lower risk for colorectal, lung and stomach cancers, says Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D., associate director for epidemiology at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. Plus, research from Michigan State University in East Lansing found that those who ate raw or lightly cooked cabbage and sauerkraut more than three times a week were 72 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than those who had 1.5 or fewer servings. Experts suspect vegetables such as cabbage contain chemicals that turn on your body's natural detoxifying enzymes, Kushi explains.
How much to eat. You can't have too much, but five weekly half-cup servings is a reasonable goal. "
Then, I saw the link for 13 ways to prevent cancer, some I had never read before, like don't top off the gas tank! They wrote:
"Java lovers who drank 5 or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 40% decreased risk of brain cancer, compared with people who drank the least in a 2010 British study. A 5-cup-a-day coffee habit reduces risks of cancers of the pharynx and mouth almost as much..."

You gotta love that information!
There is a lot of information, widely accessible on the Internet now, which points to life style modification as real ways to lower, fight, and kill actual existing cancers in the body.
As Doctor Oz says, its never too late to start, start today.
I buy a head of green or purple cabbage, wash and cut up. Then I store it in a zip lock bag for easy access. When vegetables are prepped and ready to eat, you'll find yourself able to do it even on those busy days.
Make Cole slaw, eat raw with salt, saute with other veggies for a side dish, add to soups, make a sandwhich with drained sauerkraut, cheese and toasted whole wheat bread.

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