Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Anti-cancer properties of watercress

Deana Ferreri, Ph.D.

Watercress is a super-duper food. Along with kale, collards, mustard greens, and turnip greens, watercress holds the highest ANDI score of 1000. Most importantly, watercress is a specialist at preventing cancer.
Watercress belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables (, uniquely high in glucosinolates, which are precursors to cancer-fighting molecules called isothiocyanates (ITCs). Watercress is rich in a specific glucosinolate called gluconasturtiin, which is a precursor to the ITC phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC).[1] Epidemiologic associations between cruciferous vegetable intake and reduced cancer risk have sparked a surge in studies on the anti-cancer effects of specific cruciferous vegetables and their constituent isothiocyanates. Read more...

Prostate cancer, prostate disease, prostate problems

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