Indoles

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Indoles are powerful phytonutrients found in cruciferous vegetables that help to protect against hormone-dependent cancers including breast cancer and colon cancer.

Indoles turn off specific estrogen hormones that may encourage tumor growth.

Indoles - Found in:

Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Bok Choy, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Horseradish, Kale, Mustard Greens, Radishes, Rutabagas, Turnips, Watercress,
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References 
Michnovicz, J.J. and Bradlow, H.L. 1991. Altered estrogen metabolism and excretion in humans following consumption of indole carbinol. Nutr. Cancer 16: 59-66, Dashwood, R.H. 1998. Indol-3-carbinol Anticarcinogen or tumor promoter in Brassica vegetables. Chem.-Biol. Ineractions 110: 1-5.Thomson CA, Green TL. Cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention. In: Watson RR, ed. Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention. Ames, IA Iowa State Press;2003;55-86. Talalay P & Fahey JW. Phytochemicals from cruciferous plants protect against cancer by modulating carcinogen metabolism. J Nutr. 2001;131:3027S-33S.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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