Fish is rich in the mineral selenium among others. Selenium heightens the level of thioredoxin reductase (Tr-1), an enzyme that fights cancer. At the same time broccoli is a good source of sulphoraphane, a substance in plants that stimulates Tr-1. When British researchers combined the two foods, they saw that this golden duo was 13 times more effective in slowing down the growth of cancer cells than each of the foods separately. The researchers think that an extra high concentration of selenium in your cells stimulates the sulphoraphane to increase your Tr-1 level.
Sulphoraphane is subject to a lot of research recently, especially where its cancer fighting properties are concerned. Already many beneficial effects have been discovered on test animals. But for humans still a lot of extra research is needed. But already many food producers have started to develop sulphoraphane related foods, like a special kind of broccoli that contains 30 more times sulphoraphane than normal.
So combine your fish or meat dishes with the right kind of vegetables. Especially so called brassica vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts and different kinds of cabbage are full of sulphoraphane. Important sources of selenium besides fish are steak, turkey, mushrooms and nuts.
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