Vegetables are powerful foods. Taken with vigorous exercise, these foods prevent disease. Cruciferous vegetables are members of the family of Brassicaceae or Cruciferae. Cruciferous plants include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, mustard greens, kohlrabi, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy, arugula, horseradish, radish, wasabi, watercress and kale. They are known as cruciferous vegetables because their four equal-sized flowers resemble a cross. They are the most important of medicinal foods. They along with…
  Flavonoids are a group of molecules widely distributed among various plant species. Over 2000 individual chemicals have been isolated, investigated and tested. The flavonoids as a group ,are potent antioxidants with specific ones capable of inhibiting the metabolism of carcinogens. Flavonoids are grouped into the following types. 1. Flavones (tangeretin and nobiletin) are found in citrus fruits and are believed to modify cytochrome P450 enzymes and inhibit the invasiveness…
 Seaweed or sea vegetables have a long history of use in Japan and other sea based cultures. Because they contain a library of unique medicinal compounds, they have become a new weapon in the fight against heart disease and cancer. Compared to land plants, sea vegetables are twenty times higher in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Sea vegetables as a group are high in fiber, which is particularly useful in…