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Powerful cancer fighting cruciferous vegetable smoothie

This powerful cancer fighting cruciferous vegetable smoothie is packed to the brim with some of the most potent foods on earth.

Most leafy green vegetables are part of the cruciferous family. Health experts have touted the benefits of leafy greens for years. They are truly nature’s potent multi-vitamins.

Eating them on a regular basis will get you a good amount of vitamin A, B, C, K not to mention some folic acid and potassium and of course fiber.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this powerful cancer fighting cruciferous vegetable smoothie.

Apples:
They are packed with antioxidants, which are important for our overall health. Don’t forget to eat one a day to keep the doctor away!

Bananas:
They are an excellent source of natural sugars. Bananas have shown health benefits in the area of cancer prevention because of their high levels of antioxidants. They also help aid in digestion, promote healthy bones, lower blood pressure, and more.

Broccoli:
Broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which means potent compounds like called kaempferol and isothiocyanates, which help reduce inflammation. It also contains compounds that may help fight gastric cancer.

Carrots:
Carrots are packed with vitamin A, which is a key nutrient and a potential cancer fighter. Recent research from the Thomas Jefferson University shows that vitamin A has the ability to reverse pre-cancerous cells back to normal breast cells.

Kale:
Kale is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents and may help fight cancer. Like all cruciferous vegetables, kale is also a great source of glucosinolates, which in a study published in the International Journal of Cancer showed potential anti-cancer benefits.

Spinach:
It is one of the most nutritiously packed foods on earth, and is a star in the cruciferous vegetable family.

Directions:

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

2 carrots
1 cup of kale, chopped
1 cup of spinach, chopped
4 broccoli florets
1 banana
1 apple

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this powerful cancer fighting cruciferous vegetable smoothie!

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REFERENCES:
1. “Lemons and Cancer: Are Lemons a Cancer Cure?Hope4Cancer Institute. Hope4Cancer Institute, 23 May 2013. Web. 5 Mar. 2017.
2. “Dietary Glucosinolate Intake and Risk of Prostate Cancer in the EPIC-Heidelberg Cohort Study.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. International Journal of Cancer, 1 Nov. 2009. Web. 5 Mar. 2017.
3. “Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention.” National Cancer Institute. National Cancer Institute, n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2017.

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