Don’t OVERCOOK this cancer-fighting powerhouse

If there’s any diagnosis we ALL hope to avoid, it’s cancer.

But the truth is, nearly 40 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with some form of the big “C” during their lifetime.

And the conventional “cut, poison, and burn” treatment options often leave patients sicker, weaker, and more frightened than before about their diagnosis.

That’s where I come in—to help replace that fear with action. Because you CAN safeguard yourself against cancer.

And sometimes, food is the best medicine

Squash your cancer risk

Research shows that eating broccoli and other vegetables with lots of sulforaphane—such as cabbage, kale, turnip, brussels sprouts, mustard—might help protect against cancer.

In fact, these veggies help the body eliminate carcinogenic substances like heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)…

All while increasing glutathione, the body’s most important antioxidant.

No wonder people who eat broccoli regularly (but not daily) have higher expressions of “tumor suppressor genes” than their peers!

Plus, broccoli even appears to directly prevent the formation of primary cancer tumors… as well as potentially fatal secondary tumors. (See, food really can be medicine!)

There’s just one caveat…

Turn DOWN the heat

Did you know that overcooking broccoli (and other vegetables) REDUCES their sulforaphane content? And that opting for frozen varieties may eliminate the veggies’ ability to form sulforaphane altogether?

That’s why I recommend shopping for fresh, organic broccoli (and produce).

Or, if you can find them, pick up some young broccoli sprouts. Research shows they contain up to 100 times more sulforaphane—and are 20 to 50 times more effective in chemoprevention—than mature heads of broccoli!

Then, whenever possible, try to eat your broccoli raw or very lightly steamed, about two to three minutes.

(Pro tip: Sprinkling your broccoli with mustard seeds, mustard powder, or wasabi can help maximize sulforaphane production!)

For additional ways to ward off a cancer diagnosis, I encourage you to check out my Essential Cancer Protocol.


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“How to Cook Broccoli.” Nutrition, 6/4/17. (