Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives you more vital information on foods that can keep your family healthy than any other publication I have ever come across. And I am always on the look out. I have given the book to family members and often advise it for others. I have now selected a “Great 10” list of food choices to share with you. My goal here is pass on ideas that perhaps you did not previously know about.
Broccoli: Jonny writes that Broccoli “has been lauded for its cancer-fighting power so many times that it’s a celebrity in the nutritional world.” Members of the brassica family are an excellent source of a family of anticancer phytochemicals called isothiocyanates, which fight carcinogens. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli also contain high levels of a phytochemical called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane increases the activation of enzymes known as phase-2-enzymes, which help fight carcinogens. As Jonny notes, “It’s believed that phase-2-enzymes may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.”