Sunday, March 15, 2009

Disease Fighting Foods

I am going to do several entries on foods thought to be helpful in fighting disease. These are foods we should try to incorporate into our daily diets.
We should not concentrate on any one food but incorporate a wide range of healthy foods into our diets every day. My first food in this series is under the group name of cruciferous vegetables.

Cruciferous vegetables are part of the cabbage family of vegetables. They include broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy and kale.

One of the big reasons to eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables is that they may help to lower your risk of getting cancer. Some studies have shown the ability of cruciferous vegetables to stop the growth of cancer cells for tumors in the breast, uterine lining, lung, colon, liver, prostate, and cervix.

So pick a few of your favorites and try to find easy ways to eat them on a daily basis. You might try steamed broccoli one night, adding cabbage to your salad for lunch, adding bok choy to your stir fry. To save time you can buy broccoli and cauliflower already cut up into bite sized pieces and snack on it. Small changes - one at a time.

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