In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

NOTE: I am NOT a doctor! The following post is informational only and in no way should be used as a means to make any serious decisions regarding ridding one’s self of any form of cancer or any form of treatment of such. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS REGARDING YOUR HEALTH!

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As with any illness, one’s diet is of utmost importance. But more importantly, being proactive against dreaded illnesses is a far cry better than having to react after getting ill. That said, studies have shown that women who ate “cruciferous” vegetables had a lower rate of breast cancer than women who didn’t each such veggies. So the question then is: what are cruciferous vegetables and why are they so important?

carciferous veggiesCruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, radishes, rutabagas, turnips, and watercress are all in the cruciferous family. (There are more, but these are the main veggies.)

In addition to being loaded with vitamins and minerals, many of these contain phytochemicals, which has been credited with combating certain diseases, including cancers (breast, cervix, colorectal, liver, lung, prostate), heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. For the most benefit, each as many varieties of vegetables at least three times a week since each vegetable offers varied physical benefits. In fact, it’s of utmost importance to remember that NOT EVERY VEGETABLE TREATS EVERY TYPE OF CANCER; therefore, it is imperative that you see the proper medical expert on the topic.

Finally, please remember to conduct monthly breast self-examinations (Guys…this means YOU , TOO!…Yes, MEN DO GET BREAST CANCER!); see your doctor on a routine basis; and under NO circumstances allow anyone else to tell you HOW AND WHAT YOU SHOULD FEEL! You know your body; therefore YOU KNOW YOU like no one else.

To your continued health!

I’m Chef KESS

Twitter: @veganchefkess


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