Researchers now report that kale and broccoli microgreens grown in either windowsills or under commercial growing conditions are rich in phytonutrients, though the levels of some compounds varied considerably between the two environments.
Broccoli sulforaphane can prevent and slow osteoarthritis arthritis
Broccoli could be key in the fight against osteoarthritis – A compound found in broccoli – sulforaphane – slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with painful and often debilitating osteoarthritis. Broccoli could be a key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of this arthritis – osteoarthritis.
Kraft Foods recalls 3 varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese, US
Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Three Varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwaveable Cups With Limited ?Best When Used By? Dates – Kraft Foods Global, Inc. is voluntarily recalling three varieties of Velveeta Shells & Cheese Single Serve Microwaveable Cups with limited “best when used by” dates as a precaution due to the possible presence of small, thin wire bristle pieces.
Microwaved purple potatoes may reduce BP in obese
Microwaved purple potatoes may reduce blood pressure in people with obesity and high blood pressure – A couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain, revealed by researchers.
Boost broccoli’s cancer fighting power with broccoli sprouts
Sprouts? Supplements? Team them up to boost broccoli’s cancer-fighting power – By overcooking their broccoli, many people destroy myrosinase ? a beneficial enzyme in broccoli. Broccoli sprouts contain myrosinase in abundance. To increase the vegetable’s benefits, you must sprinkle broccoli sprouts on your broccoli or make a mustard sauce to serve with broccoli.
High alpha carotene levels may lead to longer life
High alpha-carotene levels associated with longer life – High blood levels of the antioxidant alpha-carotene appear to be associated with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period’
Banana plantain and broccoli fibers could treat Crohn’s disease
Banana plantain fibers could treat Crohn’s disease – Crohn’s is a condition that affects one in 800 people in the UK and causes chronic intestinal inflammation, leading to pain, bleeding and diarrhoea. Researchers are working with biotechnology company, Provexis, to test a new plantain based food product that could treat patients with the disease.
Sulforaphane in broccoli may limit breast cancer cells
Broccoli component limits breast cancer stem cells, U-M study finds — Research in mice, cells suggests possible prevention, treatment strategy – A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells — the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth — according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Broccoli sprouts prevent stomach cancer
A small, pilot study in 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a rampant stomach bug that causes gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. – Three-day-old broccoli sprouts, a widely available human food, suppressed Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, according to a report in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Broccoli may help heart in diabetes patients
Eating brocolli may reverse the damage done to heart blood vessels by diabetes because the brocolli vegetable contains a compound called sulforaphane that increases enzymes that protect heart blood vessels and reduced the molecules that damage them. – Researchers claim that a compound found in brassica vegetables such as broccoli could undo the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels.