POWER SPROUTS

THEY'RE EVEN BETTER THAN BROCCOLI AT FIGHTING CANCER

George Bush may have been right about broccoli after all. According to a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University, you don't have to eat a full helping of the hated vegetable to get the health benefits; a spoonful of crunchy broccoli sprouts will do the trick. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the researchers report that three-day-old broccoli sprouts (which look something like alfalfa sprouts) contain the same cancer-fighting chemical, called sulforaphane, as full-grown spears--but at concentrations 20 to 50 times as high.

This is not the first time that scientists have lauded broccoli's anticancer benefits....

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