Broccoli again - one of the cheapest veggies on the shelf.
So many benefits - high in vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (all antioxidants), vitamin K, chromium (useful in regulating blood sugar), phytonutrients and is packed full of dietary fibre. It also gives you some magnesium, calcium and even omega-3!
Steam lightly, just under 5 minutes, to retain the goodness or eat raw (unless you have hypothyroidism). Don't forget to chop up the stalk, which is nutrient rich.
At 50p a bunch, there really is no excuse to make this a regular star on your plate!
This is what WDDTY have to say about it:
Broccoli and celery compound blocks most lethal form of breast cancerJanuary 25th 2017 in Breast cancer, Cancer, Drugs
One in five cases of breast cancer are known as triple-negative, and are the most lethal form—but a compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley, and celery and broccoli, stops them spreading, scientists have discovered this week.
The compound, luteolin, does what chemotherapy can’t, and can locate the triple-negative cancer cells and stops them metastasizing, or spreading, say researchers from the University of Missouri.
Triple-negative breast cancer cells are so called because they lack three receptors that chemotherapy drugs usually locate and latch onto, and so oncologists have to use very aggressive and toxic therapies to try to combat their spread.
The researchers have found that luteolin does the job instead. In one experiment, they found that the compound stopped the triple-negative cells spreading to the lungs, and, in a second study, they blocked their spread throughout the body. The compound also kills the cancer cells.
The tests have so far been restricted to animal studies, but the researchers are hopeful they’ll get the go-ahead to start tests on cancer patients within the next couple of years.
With around a hundred women in the US alone dying every day from breast cancer, they’re hoping the regulators will move quickly.