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10 New Superfoods for Women

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The Cancer Fighter

Don't let brussels sprouts' signature scent turn you off. "The smell is a compound called allyl isothiocyanate that causes precancerous cells to self-destruct," Bowden says. "It's entirely possible that eating them every few weeks could help greatly reduce the incidence of colon cancer."

Shopping shortcut: Buy the locally grown variety that are still on the stalk. If you can't find them, go frozen -- they're the next freshest thing.

Make it even healthier: Don't boil them! It'll reduce the anticancer properties by 58 percent, say University of Essex researchers. Instead, drizzle one tablespoon of olive oil over two cups of sprouts, season with curry (see "The 'It' Spice"), and roast about six minutes until the outsides are crispy and caramelized.

Bonus benefits: These mini-cabbages are packed with fiber and immune-boosting vitamins C and A.

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kraut1982 wrote:

Thank you for this very helpful information! I am always wondering what types of food are helpful to keep cancer away and generally help me and my family stay healthy. Keep giving us this helpful information. I was on the brink of not eating any red meat and now know that I am doing ok eating tenderloin and grass-fed, lean red meats.

3/14/2013 08:29:02 AM Report Abuse
cait5645 wrote:

Make sure the chocolate you buy is fair trade... too often we look for the lowest price, but oftentimes this chocolate is made by slaves overseas.

2/23/2010 06:34:54 PM Report Abuse

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