A British granddad claims that the natural health remedy broccoli juice is helping him beat bladder cancer. Mr. Ray Wiseman's wife started making broccoli juice for him after doctors gave him little hope of survival when his cancer was diagnosed 5 years ago.
Recent scans show that his cancer has stopped spreading and Ray puts his amazing improvement down to his daily dose of broccoli juice that was recommended by a friend as a powerful natural health remedy.
Researchers believe a substance called isothiocyanate in the broccoli activates some genes that fight cancer and switching off others that cause it to spread.
All cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts contain natural chemicals that can enhance DNA repair which could stop them becoming cancerous. They contain several compounds that improve the liver detox function which will help get rid of cancer causing toxins.
Researchers at John Hopkins University have discovered that fresh broccoli sprouts contain as much protection as the vegetable itself.
Broccoli however is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is full of beta-carotene, vitamins B1 and C, the minerals calcium, sulfur and potassium and an excellent source of fiber and is 45% protein.
We all know that we should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day for health but the average adult in the USA manages just one and half portions while 60% of British people only eat one portion a day. The majority of people are ignoring their health and eating too much of the wrong kinds of foods.
Vegetable juices and green smoothies are your secret natural health remedy for good health. By juicing or blending (use a high powered blender like a Vitamix) a variety of vegetables each day you can dramatically increase your intake of nutrients, antioxidants and enzymes which prevent disease and aging.
Broccoli juice is an acquired taste and Mrs. Wiseman added carrot and apple juice to the broccoli juice to make it more palatable. Organic vegetables are best. Here is a recipe you could try:
60ml (2 fl oz) of carrot juice 60ml (2 fl oz) of apple juice 60ml (2 fl oz) of beetroot juice 60ml (2 fl oz) of broccoli juice ½ - 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley A squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Green juices and smoothies are loaded with vitamins, amino acids, chlorophyll and mineral such as iron and calcium. Vegetables and their juices are a great way to keep your body alkaline and flooded with oxygen. Cancer cannot thrive in these conditions.
A spokesman for Cancer Research UK said that there is a lot of research that is focused on broccoli and the healing properties of vegetables. There is plenty of evidence that the chance of developing cancer can be greatly reduced by a diet high in vegetables and fruit. Studies have found that boiling broccoli can reduce its anti-cancer compounds and that microwaving it destroys its antioxidant effects. Steaming briefly is probably the best way to cook it to preserve its natural heath benefits.
My new detox recipe book contains many easy to prepare recipes for juices, green smoothies and delicious vegetables dishes. While they are great for detox and cleansing they can also be used everyday as part of a normal healthy diet to help prevent disease and aging.