The benefits of turmeric continue! Rutgers researchers tested this spice, and its active ingredients, curcumin, along with phenethylisothiocyanate (PEITC), a naturally occurring substance particularly abundant in the cruciferous vegetables, especially watercress, cabbage, winter cress, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and turnips. According to Ah-Ng Tony Kong, a professor of pharmaceutics at Rutgers: “The bottom line is that PEITC and curcumin, alone or in combination, demonstrate significant cancer-preventative qualities in laboratory mice, and the combination of PEITC and curcumin could be effective in treating established prostate cancers.” The discovery, which continues to highlight the power of this spice – especially when combined with other super foods, was announced in the journal Cancer Research.
Tip: Pair this super spice with a super food like watercress or broccoli for a tasty dish loaded with health benefits.
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