Eat your broccoli

Broccoli is one of those foods that has a bad reputation. It’s right up there with brussel sprouts as something the collective human population doesn’t like even though it’s good for you. I know way more people who like broccoli than people who don’t. It’s the first gobbled up off the veggie tray. Broccoli is a hidden gem in the vegetable aisle, and now there’s even more reason to eat it up.

Rosie Schwartz, the Enlightened Eater, says broccoli has been identified as one of the top foods for cancer prevention, and researchers have only begun to learn what it can do.

She said, “In the latest study from Georgetown University, researchers found that broccoli can battle cancer by protecting the gene that defends against cancer from becoming defective. Known as p53, this gene appears to keep cells healthy and prevents them from becoming abnormal or cancerous.”

If you don’t like broccoli, try some of these foods for the same benefit:

 

So eat your veggies and stay healthy!

Source:

lifestyle.ca.msn.com

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