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individuals who ate cruciferous vegetables such as kale at least once a week lowered their risk of oral, colorectal, and breast cancers by 17%, and slashed the risk of esophagus and kidney cancers by 28 and 32%, respectively.
However, kale may be superior to other cruciferous options in its cancer-prevention effects, owing to an especially rich source of glucosinolates, which are converted by the body into cancer-preventive compounds called isothiocyanates.12 These complex compounds are powerful inducers of both cancer-destroying enzymes and inhibitors of carcinogenesis.
As a result of these various compounds, kale has been demonstrated to substantially reduce the risk of many cancers,15 including some of the deadliest forms, such as cancer of the pancreas,16 breast,17-20 colon,21 and esophagus.
Although the exact anticancer mechanism for each of kale’s complex compounds is not known, the sulforaphane component alone has been shown to modulate cell death, cell cycle, angiogenesis, susceptibility to carcinogens, cancer invasion and metastasis, and anti-inflammatory activities.
Other research reveals that sulforaphane helps support a healthy immune system, which is a key component in staving off cancer. It significantly enhances production of several chemicals involved in the immune response, such as interferon-gamma.24 And the water-soluble fraction of kale has been shown to stimulate production of immunoglobulin in human cells.
Conspicuously, sulforaphane has been shown to selectively target precancerous and cancerous cells.
Most compelling, several studies have reported that the isothiocyanates that result from the breakdown of kale’s glucosinolates affect epigenetic mechanisms—altering gene expression to trigger clearance of carcinogenic substances from the body more quickly. ________________________________________________________#drsebian #drsebi #food #healer #naturalremedy #herbs #minerals #nature #wakeup #toxins #herbalmedicine #gmo #organic #alkalinevegan #vegan #rawvegan #electricfoods #alkalineliving #plantbased #meditation #alkalineveganrecipes #veganrecipes #detox