Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice

Discovery builds on previous evidence of cancer-prevention benefits Source: Ohio State University Summary: Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study, report investigators. FULL STORY  A new discovery about the benefits of eating tomatoes builds on previous evidence of cancer-prevention benefits. Credit: © Serhiy Shullye / Fotolia  Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the…

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How to cure Ulcer with Unripe Paw-Paw

An ulcer is an internal wound usually in the stomach or intestines. Common causes of ulcer are infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of aspirin and certain other painkillers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox, others). Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers but they can make your symptoms worse. Avoid taking strong pain killers without prescription. If you take time to read the side effects you will see that the drugs for pain relief cause ulcer or…

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Top 14 Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli is a green vegetable that vaguely resembles a miniature tree. It belongs to the plant species known as Brassica oleracea. It’s closely related to cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower all edible plants collectively referred to as cruciferous vegetables. There are three main varieties of broccoli: Calabrese broccoli Sprouting broccoli Purple cauliflower despite its name a type of broccoli Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Here are the top 14 health benefits of broccoli. 1. Packed With Vitamins, Minerals and Bioactive Compounds One…

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11 Recipes That Will Make You Love Broccoli

Broccoli has a ton of nutritional benefits and contains 2.3 grams of fiber per cup, plus potassium and even some protein. There is even some clinical evidence that eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables can lower your risk for breast cancer and lung cancer. But finding new ways to enjoy broccoli can be a challenge. Luckily, these recipes from some inventive food bloggers will give you a new outlook on this healthy vegetable. Roasted spiced broccoli and cauliflower Super simple and simply delicious, this side dish is a magical mixture…

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Wonderful Facts about Broccoli you need to know About

-Broccoli originated in Italy, where it was developed from wild cabbage and has existed since about sixth century B.C. -The Italian name for broccoli is “broccolo,” meaning the flowering top of a cabbage. The word comes from the Latin word “brachium,” which means branch or arm, a reflection of the vegetable’s treelike shape. -The plant came to France in 1560. Until the early 1700s, broccoli was still not widely known in England and was called “sprout colli-flower” or “Italian asparagus.” -Thomas Jefferson was a fan of broccoli and imported broccoli…

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8 Amazing Health Benefits and Risks of Broccoli

1. Diabetes and Autism For obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, broccoli extract may be what the doctor ordered. Scientists reporting in the June 14, 2017 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that a compound called sulforaphane in broccoli (and other cruciferous veggies like cabbage and Brussel sprouts) could turn down the activity, or expression, of 50 genes associated with symptoms related to type 2 diabetes. The scientists gave the compound (in the form of a broccoli sprout extract) to 97 individuals with type 2 diabetes over the…

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11 Amazing Health Benefits of Broccoli

Introduction According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of chopped raw broccoli (approximately 91 grams) contains 31 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrate (including 2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber) and 3 grams of protein. Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100 percent of your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K and is also a good source of vitamin A, folate, and potassium. Broccoli ranks among the top 20 foods in regards to the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density…

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5 Reasons why Broccoli is good for your Health

1. Fighting cancer Eating a high amount of cruciferous vegetables has been associated with a lower risk of cancer; particularly lung and colon cancer. Studies have suggested that sulforaphane, the sulfur-containing compound that gives cruciferous vegetables their bitter bite, is also what gives them their cancer-fighting power. Researchers have found that sulforaphane can inhibit the enzyme histone deacetylase (HDAC), known to be involved in the progression of cancer cells. The ability to stop HDAC enzymes could make sulforaphane-containing foods a potentially powerful part of cancer treatment in the future. Sulforaphane…

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Reasons why Bitter kola is good for you

Bitter kola (Garcinia kola) as widely called is a type of nut mostly found in several parts of Nigeria and other major parts of the world. Bitter Kola has been identified as a potent antibiotic which could be effective in the treatment of many diseases. The fruit, seeds, nuts and bark of the tropical tree have been used for centuries in traditional medicines to treat many forms of ailments. Chewing bitter kola relieves coughs, hoarseness, bronchial and throat troubles. Several studies discovered bitter kola to be a remedy for dysentery,…

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Reasons why Garden Egg Fruit is good for you

Garden egg or Eggplant is an economic flowering plant. Garden eggs are found throughout Nigeria and cultivated domestically. Garden egg is a highly valued delicacy in Nigerian society such that its importance cannot be overemphasized to consumers and farmers alike. It represents fertility and blessing that why it’s common to find it served during wedding ceremonies in some communities. The garden eggplant apart from being a source of vegetable also has numerous health benefits which are essential for the overall development of the human body. Its acceptability cuts across religious,…

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