This root vegetable is a great team player when matched with broccoli. Each contain the enzyme myrosinase, which helps trigger both foods' cancer-fighting properties, but when broccoli's cooked, the heat can destroy the enzyme. That's where horseradish comes in: Research in the British Journal of Nutrition
suggests that combining cooked broccoli with uncooked foods that offer myrosinase, like horseradish (1/2 teaspoon per cup of broccoli will do), can help boost the vegetables' anticancer abilities. And when you eat foods like broccoli and horseradish together, the upper digestive tract may absorb the pair's enzymes faster, further enhancing their impact.
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