horseradish fights cancer

Horseradish Fights Cancer (10xs More Powerful Than Broccoli!)

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Do you savor the heat of horseradish? If so, you may be giving your body an extra layer of armor to fend off cancer.

Just a Little Horseradish Fights Cancer

New research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that horseradish contains 10 times more cancer-fighting nutrients (called glucosinolates) than broccoli. And it doesn’t take much to get the benefits. In fact, as little as 1 gram (or less than a teaspoon) can provide a significant benefit, according to researchers.

Maximizing Horseradish’s Cancer-Fighting Power

Unlike most foods, which are best enjoyed fresh, horseradish fights cancer best when processed. When prepared, the enzymes in horseradish combine with glucosinolates and break down into the compounds that are nutritionally beneficial.

So go ahead and add an extra dollop of horseradish to your homemade cocktail sauce and apply liberally to your roasted wild salmon. You’ll add wonderful (calorie-free!) flavor and boost your body’s defenses against cancer.

Need more ideas for getting this cancer-fighter in your diet. Try these recipes:

About The Author

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.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

Li, X and Kushad, M. Correlation of Glucosinolate Content to Myrosinase Activity in Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana). J. Agric. Food Chem., 52 (23), 6950 -6955, 2004.

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