Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK. Most people diagnosed with it are over the age of 60.
Dietitian Svetlana Voss advises to include broccoli in the diet, as it is low in calories and rich in beneficial substances, and eating it regularly improves the functioning of the intestine.
According to the doctor, this plant material is high in vitamin 9 (folic acid), vitamin and beta-carotene. Broccoli is also an important source of dietary fiber that helps fight constipation, facilitate intestinal functioning and “protect against cancer.”
And she adds, “But there is something to prevent eating broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and other types of cruciferous plants, as these plants may negatively affect the health of people who suffer from problems in the functioning of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Because isothiocyanates, found in broccoli It prevents the absorption of iodine, which increases its deficiency in the body. “
The expert points out that when broccoli is used properly in nutrition (it is preferable to eat it half cooked), it helps to reduce weight, prolong youth and promote health in general.