Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Horseradish: A Hot Way to Fight Cancer

by Kelley Herring

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

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

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