SPROUTS MAY HELP KEEP CANCER OUT
New research has shown eating sprouts, often found in mixed salads, may help curb cancer.
The Queensland Department of Primary Industries has investigated 22 different brassicas, including broccoli and cauliflower.
It's found sprouts can contain up to 200 times more of a chemical which helps dissolve carcinogens, than mature vegetables do.
DPI physiologist, Tim O'Hare, says radish and broccoli sprouts rated the highest.
"It's not like something that will cure cancer, but it's something that definitely will help prevent getting cancers especially anything associated with carcinogens you might have been exposed to in your diet like burnt meat or even carcinogens from cigarette smoke."
Taken from the ABC Country Breakfast website 22 July 2006
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