While it may not have the same ring to it, a recent study in The Lancet shows that broccoli and cabbage may help keep the doctor away specifically, the oncologist.
These cruciferous veggies may prevent cancer by breaking down and inactivating cancer-causing chemicals such as those in cigarette smoke.
Detoxifying enzymes are found in virtually every organ of the human body. Research had previously shown that you can increase these healthy enzymes by consuming soy, garlic, rosemary and omega-3 fatty acids. However, in people with inactive or less-active enzyme-producing genes, eating cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cabbage) on a weekly basis decreased their risk of lung cancer by 7" percent compared with those who rarely ate them.
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