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Eat vegetables, prevent cancer?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

After years of mothers telling their kids to eat their veggies there are finally studies that back us up. Hallelujah I say!

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara laboratories have discovered that vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are influential in healing at a cellular level and are especially good for women as they might actually prevent certain kinds of cancer.

If you live in a part of the world that struggles through winter this time of year as I do, and if you want to eat what is grown in your area, cabbage type vegetables and potatoes are pretty much at the top of the list. And now we find out what mothers seem to have know all along, that these vegetables are especially beneficial. A very good reason to eat local.

I have never quite figured out why cabbage type veggies elicit such a high yuck factor with quite a number of people. They are tasty and do not smell up the kitchen unless you overcook them until they lose their texture. Steamed or stir fried broccoli or cabbage, cooked only long enough until they turn a bright green, taste excellent. Guess what’s for dinner ? :)