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Eating Cruciferous Vegetables Three Times a Month Lowers Risk for Bladder Cancer

Broccoli Just Three Times a Month

Want to get their cancer fighting benefits but don't love the way broccoli and others veggies taste?

Well scientists say that if you eat just three servings of broccoli (or any cruciferous vegetables) per month then you could be reducing your chances of developing bladder cancer by up to 40 percent. Here's the catch: The study was only done using raw vegetables, as their cooked counterparts lose 60 to 90 percent of cancer fighting properties.

Fit's Tip: Veggie plates loaded with raw cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower are always present at holiday parties, so fill up. What's more? If you fill up on veggies, you'll be less likely to fill up on desserts later.

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almostloli almostloli 9 years
i do love broccolis! however, even though i fill up myself with veggies.. i still want dessertttssssssss haha
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 9 years
I absolutely LOVE broccoli and have no problems getting my suggested servings. YUM :STRONG:
vegan-musician vegan-musician 9 years
Unfortunately, raw cruciferous veggies really do a number on most tummies (read: terrible gas!!). Let's hope they come up w/ that freeze-dried extract soon! ;-)
pebby01 pebby01 9 years
ugh, i usually cook broccoli when i eat it. maybe fit can do a short list of which veggies have more nutrients when cooked or uncooked? :)
feelthesun feelthesun 9 years
I adore broccoli!! It's one of my all time fav veggies.
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
I love broccoli and all the similar tasting veggies. Even when I was a kid I loved the taste!
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
What if you steam them? I've heard that they maintain more nutrients that way...
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Mmmm...I just made broccoli soup last night.......cooked of course, oops!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i also love it! good thing i eat it like once a week! :)
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
i love broccoli too! this is great news!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I ♥ broccoli!!! I eat it lots!
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