We are excited to introduce Ben Warren of BePure to you.
"I recently attended one of Ben’s event with my daughter who has had a long history of endometriosis, headaches, bloating, weight that wouldn’t shift despite dieting and vigorous exercise. Ben quickly identified a number of people in the room as having oestrogen dominance. My daughter took up the two-week detox challenge and is taking the BePure supplements. After three weeks her headaches have lessened, and she has an increased sense of well-being. We recommend you visit the BePure website to read more". Pauline, Moxie Market.
Here's Ben; I’m excited to teach you things about your health, and especially on what changes you can make to improve your health and the way you feel. In my first article for Moxie Market, I will be sharing some facts about cruciferous vegetables that have been shown to kill cancer cells. Cruciferous vegetables are from the Brassica family – vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collard greens and bok choy to name a few. If you are not eating these every day you might want to start…
Research published in the Molecular Nutrition and Food Research reports that sulforaphane – one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables – is able to selectively target and kill cancer cells, leaving normal cells healthy and unaffected. In fact, cruciferous vegetables remarkable anti-cancer benefits are well documented.
The combination of phytochemicals found in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collard greens) may be the key to their powerful effects. They contain glucosinolates from which the body can make sulforaphane and indole-3-carbonol (I3C). This is converted into Di-indolyl-methane (DIM). All these compounds improve liver detoxification both of carcinogens, but also of excess oestrogens that are strongly linked to breast cancer.
So ladies you need to be eating your cruciferous vegetables!
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in many countries worldwide, including New Zealand. With three in every four breast cancers being oestrogen positive, meaning the cancer growth is stimulated by oestrogen. Eating cruciferous vegetables and reducing oestrogen is therefore a major factor in protecting against breast cancer.
But the gents need to eat them too! Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that Di-indolyl-methane (DIM) is a strong androgen receptor antagonist in human prostate cancer cells, helping protect against prostate cancer. Cruciferous vegetables also induce enzymes in your body called cytochrome P450 enzymes, these enzymes are responsible for detoxification within your liver and help manufacture many of your hormones in the adrenal glands.
This means that eating cruciferous can also help you stay slim with lots of energy!So, if you are not eating cruciferous vegetables every day you are increasing your risks of becoming oestrogen dominant and the health complications that come with that, plus you are limiting your energy production and fat loss.
On the BePure website, we’ve got some delicious recipes that include cruciferous vegetables. Here’s one for you to try now.