The anti-cancer medicine in broccoli (DIM nutrients) isn’t released until you chew them to combine two phytochemicals

NaturalNews) Broccoli and related vegetables such as cabbage and Brussels sprouts naturally contain a chemical known as glucobrassicin. When these vegetables are crushed by chewing, a chemical reaction transforms glucobrassicin into indole-3-carbinol (I3C). In laboratory studies, I3C has been found to have tumor-suppressing effects, which may partially explain broccoli’s cancer-fighting properties.

But the story doesn’t end there: When broccoli is digested, two molecules of I3C combine to form a single molecule of 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM). DIM, like I3C, has been linked to cancer-fighting properties in laboratory studies, and also to immune-boosting effects. The I3C/DIM story provides a telling example of why eating healthy foods is always superior to taking extracts or other synthetic food-derived products.

The US Food and Drug Administration, however, continues to censor any truthful speech about the anti-cancer properties of foods like broccoli. Companies that manufacture or sell broccoli (or other anti-cancer foods) are routinely threatened with arrest, seizure of their products, and paying millions of dollars in fines and fees merely from telling the truth about how their health-enhancing foods can help prevent degenerative disease.

Additional sources:
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/i3c/
http://www.csrees.usda.gov/newsroom/impact/2007/lgu/8201_boost_immune_system.html
http://www.psa-rising.com/eatingwell/broccoli_DIM_jan_2004.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3,3%27-Diindolylmethane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indole-3-carbinol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucobrassicin
http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA400037

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