THE SECRET WORLD OF THE CAULIFLOWER! STILL FOR OCTOBER, YET NOT PINK...
As it is still October... sadly cancer-awareness month, I thought I'd upload something 'different'?
I have 2 friends and the husband of a friend, on different Continents going through gruelling Chemotherapy...
I try to give them as much POSITIVITY and support as I can.
Another flickr user which we've met, just lost his mum, 6 months after his sister, he is in my thoughts!
I lost my sister and my best friend who was like a brother to me…
I don't think there is anybody that hasn't been 'touched' by the awful disease; it is the lottery of horror.
I found this out today, that cauliflower is low in fat, high in dietary fibre, folate, water and vitamin C, possessing a very high nutritional density. As a member of the brassica family, cauliflower shares with broccoli and cabbage several phytochemicals which are beneficial to human health, including sulforaphane, an anti-cancer compound released when cauliflower is chopped or chewed. Boiling reduces the levels of anti-cancer compounds, with losses of 20–30% after five minutes, 40–50% after ten minutes, and 75% after thirty minutes. However, other preparation methods such as steaming, micro waving, and stir frying had no significant effect on the compounds.
Along with other brassica vegetables, cauliflower is a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. The compound also appears to work as an anti-oestrogen, appearing to slow or prevent the growth of tumours of the breast and prostate.] Cauliflower also contains other glucosinolates besides sulfurophane, substances which may improve the liver's ability to detoxify carcinogenic substances. A high intake of cauliflower has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
A cancer patient said something profound today: most people when they receive the dreaded news, they think it is the end… but NO, it is the beginning… of your battle, so fight it!
THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, too many to be returned (sadly, however I DO try!... )
Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*)
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Why not view the set as a slide-show?
Also I often upload more than one image at the same time; I see a tendency to only view the last uploaded...
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