Category Archives: Isothiocyanates

Can Broccoli Protect the Liver?

Non-alcoholic liver disease is a condition that is pathologically identical to alcoholic fatty liver disease. Both of these diseases have a similar aetiology, although non-alcoholic fatty liver disease results from an overconsumption of fructose, whereas alcoholic fatty liver disease results … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Content of Broccoli

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Brassica Isothiocyanates

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Water Cress: The Forgotten Brassica Vegetable

Watercress is a semi-aquatic plant with alternate toothed leaves and small white flowers (figure 1). The watercress plant is native to Western and central Europe, and can be found in the United Kingdom growing in streams and ditches. The popularity … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts as a Source of Glucosinolates

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For How Long Should You Cook Broccoli?

roccoli and other cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family such as radishes, rape seed, water cress, kale, sprouts, turnips and cauliflower contain glucosinolates. Metabolites of glucosinolates, the isothiocyanates, are implicated in protection from cancer because they induce phase II detoxification … Continue reading

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How Do Plant Foods Prevent Cancer?

arcinogenesis is an incredibly complex process and the exact aetiology is not fully understood. Mainstream medicine has failed to make any progress at reducing cancer rates because the paradigm adopted by the pharmaceutical companies is one that seeks maximum profit … Continue reading

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Myrosinase and Isothiocyanates

Plants produce a wide variety of compounds, some of which have demonstrated protective effects against degenerative diseases in man. For example, consumption of cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage is associated with a reduced incidence … Continue reading

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