Cruciferous Vegetables from 8 Foods That Will Help You Fight Breast Cancer Slideshow

8 Foods That Will Help You Fight Breast Cancer Slideshow

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Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are ones that belong to the mustard family, and include cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, and kale. Scott explains that these vegetables help prevent precancerous cells from becoming malignant tumors, and they also debilitate the development of blood vessel systems that support tumor growth and survival. They also contain nutrients such as antioxidants, sulforaphane, and indole-3-carbinol that are helpful in converting unhealthy estrogens into healthy ones.