brussels sprouts cancer fighters

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Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Any Variation on the Current Cauliflower Craze

The key thing they have in common: They're cruciferous vegetables
This class of veggies is consistently linked with a lower risk of colon cancer, says Johanna Lampe, PhD, RD, associate division director for the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. As you digest them, compounds called isothiocyanates are formed, which may work against cancer in a number of ways: helping to kick-start the chain of events that leads cancer cells to self-destruct and making it easier for our bodies to process and get rid carcinogens quickly, says Lampe.