RECIPES: The A’s and P’s of Superfoods
Compounds that aid in cancer prevention are antioxidants and phytochemicals. The former blocks cell-damaging free radicals and include blueberries, apples, coffee, tomatoes, beans and dark leafy greens like spinach and kale. There are two phytochemicals to consider for their anti-cancerous qualities: Sulforaphane and Isoflavone. Sulforaphane is found in cruciferous veggies, such as broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage. This chemical blocks DNA mutations and reduces inflammation in the body. The latter, Isoflavone, is found in legumes and can reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers.