• What kinds of vegetables are cruciferous vegetables and do they help cancer patients?

    Asked by Sunnysideup on Thursday, May 23, 2013

    What kinds of vegetables are cruciferous vegetables and do they help cancer patients?

    I've been reading alot about diet lately. Wondering if maybe I should have been eating better, or if it would have mattered. I see people that smoke, eat garbage, don't do anything to watch their health, and they don't get cancer. I haven't been that bad, and here I get it.

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    • carm's Avatar
      over 4 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      the bottom line is that no one's risk is zero - you can be an athlete that is also vegetarian or even vegan and still get cancer. you can smoke and smoke and smoke... and never get cancer.

      i'm an athlete that gets way more than the recommended fruits and veggies per day... i'm nearly vegan (i do eat some eggs - no dairy though)... and i got cancer. go figure.

      one thing i will say is that everything works better when you eat more healthfully. so, when you're trying to regain health or simply stay healthy, a healthy diet is fundamental. bottom line? eat mostly plants.

      another thing i'll add is that exercise is also super important. everything works better when we move.

      what changes are you thinking of making?

      i hope that helps... that site that carm linked into her response is a good one...

      i eat tons of cruciferous veggies... and happen to like them. big part of sticking to eating mostly plants is finding plants you like to eat... you know what i mean?

      good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      Leepenn is correct. Although I would think exercise is actually more important than diet, if marginally. You can work a lot of toxins out of your system with exercise and the best diet in the world won't make you healthy by itself.

      over 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      And what kind of cancer do you have?

      over 4 years ago
    • StrongSteph's Avatar

      Personally, I feel better eating a plant based diet. I love kale, spinach, and grow my own wheat grass. Reading the China Study really changed my views on food. Veggies are good. :)

      over 4 years ago

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