Vegetables are good for your health in more ways than one! An antioxidant in tomatoes, known as lycopene, is an effective carotenoid in reducing the risk of breast cancer. A plant compound found in peppermint, known as luteolin, may slow the development of breast cancer with its anti-tumor effect. And sulforaphane, which is found in cabbage and broccoli, slows tumor growth and kills cancer stem cells altogether.*
Lycopene can also be sourced from watermelon, mango, and pink grapefruit. Seek out additional luteolin in celery, thyme, red pepper, lemon, and rosemary. And find more sulforaphane in brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, and collards.
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