Growing up, when you heard your mom say, “eat your vegetables,” many of us might have sighed and wondered why. Now that we are grown, we understand that vegetables are really good for you, but I bet the majority of us don’t know just how powerful of a healer they can be.
Take, for example, the fact that there are about a good 10-12 fruits and vegetables that truly do have superpowers if cooked and eaten properly. But we oftentimes miss out on those vegetables. Mainly because they are common and we grew up around them. Here are three super-powerful veggies we shouldn’t overlook anymore.
Brussels sprout may be small, but don’t be misled. Whether or not you’re a fan, the Brussels sprout is a cancer-fighting Jedi.
Brussels sprouts contain more anti-carcinogenic compounds called glucosinolates, than any other cruciferous vegetable.
One of these compounds, called sinigrin, causes cancer cells to self-destruct.
Also, if you use Brussels sprout extract, researchers at the National Institute for Health showed that the glucosinolates are also able to stabilize DNA in white blood cells by blocking offending enzymes. Boom!
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One of nature’s most powerful tools for fighting breast cancer may already be sitting in your refrigerator.
Mushrooms—from humble, button mushrooms to more exotic shitakes—have been shown to improve the body’s immune system and reduce the risk of colon, stomach, and prostate cancer.
In one study, eating mushrooms cut the risk of Chinese women getting breast cancer by 64%.
Mushrooms also contain vitamin D and long-chain polysaccharides that can help boost your immune system to help you