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******CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES & HEALTH*********
see TIPS FOR EATING HEALTHIER
kale collard greens Chinese broccoli cabbage Brussels sprouts kohlrabi
broccoli cauliflower wild broccoli bok choy mizuna Rapini (broccoli rabe) flowering cabbage chinese cabbage turnip root rutabaga Siberian kale canola/rape seeds
wrapped heart mustard seeds, tatsoi Ethiopian mustard radish horseradish
Real wasabi rocket garden cress.
A striking and characteristic chemical property of cruciferous plants is their high
concentration of glucosinolates. Glucosinolates and their isothiocyanate hydrolysis
(breakdown) products are well-known protectors against the development of cancer,
suggesting that greater intakes of these vegetables may lower the risk of several
types of cancer.
GLUCOSINOLATES PLAY A PROTECTIVE ROLE in plants -they suppress the growth of neighboring plants -tend to keep certain insects from feeding on it. -And it has some broad antibiotic proterties including nematocidal, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiprotozoal. The act of chewing these vegetables,[in it's raw state] efficiently converts glucosinolates to isothiocynates.
Since the early 1960’s, research has shown some promising tendancies that both natural and synthetic isothiocyanates have shown to be protectors against chemical carcinogenesis in a number of animals.Some glucosinolates have been examined and appear to be very effective in inhibiting carcinogenesis.
Cigarette smoke releases several carcinogenic compounds in the lungs during smoking. Lung tissue activates these compounds to carcinogenic compounds that bind to DNA and cause carcinogenic changes. Isothicyanates isolated from vegetables were effective inhibitors of this activation in animals and humans.
The specific cancers that cruciferous veggies can help alleviate are:
Please read the source to find out more, especially recommendations on a healthy cancer-free diet.
Crucifers also have another ingredient called sulforaphane:
Research indicates that sulforaphane has the ability to increase the capacity of the liver to detoxify harmful, cancer-causing compounds. Specifically, sulforaphane increases the activity of the liver's Phase 2 detoxification enzymes. These enzymes (which include glutathione transferases, NAD(P)H: quinone reductase, and glucuronosyltransferases) are well known for their ability to clear a wide variety of toxic compounds from the body including not only many carcinogens, but also many reactive oxygen species, a particularly nasty type of free radical. By jump starting these important detoxification enzymes, compounds in crucifers provide protection against cell mutations, cancer and numerous other harmful effects that would otherwise be caused by these toxins. Research on indole-3-carbinol shows this compound helps deactivate a potent estrogen metabolite (2-hydroxyestrone)that promotes tumor growth, especially in estrogen-sensitive breast cells. Indole-3-carbinol has been shown to suppress not only breast tumor cell growth, but also cancer cell metastasis (the movement of cancerous cells to other parts of the body). A study published in the August 2003 issue of the International Journal of Cancer suggests that eating lots of cruciferous vegetables may provide a significant survival advantage for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. One of the most aggressive cancers, ovarian cancer claims the lives of 14,000 American women each year.
So, when your mom urged you to eat your vegetables maybe she knew something?
Take Antioxidants, this will help flush the pollutants/free radicals/toxins away. Just a quick refresher, the antioxidants create a chemical bond with the free rads and pull them out in the waste. If you aren't eating an optimal diet then Glutathione-the master antioxidant is a great helper to counteract many diabetic complications.
Of course eating a great diet of lo-[bad]carbs, fresh raw veggies, and healthy free range meats is the very best way to heal...To replace all the low mineral foods we seem to have because of our depleted soils and poor farming practices~SELENIUMhelps immune system,fights infection and aids circulation
~MAGNESIUMhelps to relax you, aids stress and muscle relaxing
~CHROMIUMimproves insulin sensitivity, and helps lower blood sugar.
~ZINC especially to help you heal.
I also eat, one of the best fats for the Omega-3~6 balance and losing weight.
And of course the acid destroying CellPower™that helps control cravings, adds enzymes and fights diseases and fungi.
Also I really have to give you one little miracle I know to be true: Cinnamon, but it needs to be pure and at least a teaspoon per meal to do any good. It really lowers my blood glucose levels. OH AND SO DOES CELERY, EAT LOTS OF CELERY!
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-----THE GARDEN GNOME
~~~Jokes And inspirations~~~
Try adopting just one of these every day and see if your life doesn’t get better.
~The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
~When you're in love, it shows.
~Just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
~Being kind is more important than being right.
~You should never say no to a gift from a child.
~Everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
~ No one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
~ Life is tough, but I'm tougher.
~Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
A nervous wreck.
After just a few years of marriage filled with constant arguments, a young man and his wife decided the only way to save their marriage was to try counseling. They had been at each other's throats for some time and felt that this was their last straw.
When they arrived at the counselor's office, the counselor jumped right in and opened the floor for discussion. "What seems to be the problem?" Immediately, the husband held his long face down without anything to say. In contrast, the wife began talking 90 miles an hour, describing all the wrongs within their marriage.
After 15 minutes of listening to the wife, the counselor went over to her, picked her up by her shoulders, kissed her passionately and sat her back down. Afterwards, the wife sat speechless.
The marriage counselor looked over at the husband, who stared in disbelief. The counselor said to the husband, "Your wife NEEDS that at least twice a week!"
The husband scratched his head and replied, "I can have her here on Tuesdays and Thursdays."
A lady walks into a building and says to the clerk, " I'd like a cheeseburger, a drink, and fries."
The clerk says, "This is a library."
Then the lady whispers, "Sorry, I'd like a cheeseburger, a drink and fries.
- The beatings will continue until morale improves.
- Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.
- We waste time, so you don't have to.
- Hang in there, retirement is only thirty years away!
- Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.
- A snooze button is a poor substitute for no alarm clock at all.
- When the going gets tough, the tough take a coffee break.
- INDECISION is the key to FLEXIBILITY.
- Succeed in spite of management.
- Aim Low, Reach Your Goals, Avoid Disappointment.
I love being married. It's so great to find that
one special person you want to annoy for the rest
of your life.
-- Rita Rudner
Everything in the world may be endured except
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Prediction is very difficult, especially about
-- Niels Bohr
As I grow older , I regret to say that a
detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold
-- H. Rider Haggard
Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
How many dogs does it taske gto change a lightbulb, by breed
1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!
4. Rottweiler: Make me.
5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.
6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light! bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, plea se, please!
7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.
8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.
9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb!
10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
11. Chihuahua! : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no stinking light bulb."
12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
My blessing for you today is that you are enabled to desire good health and to bless others beyond all other earthly pursuits.