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2 August 2006

The Food Guys:
Donít Ban Broccoli from Your Daily Diet

By Debra Goodwin and Al Harris

A recent international report contends that simple changes in diet could help prevent 3 to 4 million cases of cancer annually. Experts generally agree that diets rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables help reduce the risk of several cancers, but according to the American Institute of Cancer Research, vegetables from the Brassica family, such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale, are particularly beneficial in providing chemoprotection against cancer.

Remember when President George Herbert Walker Bush proclaimed, ďI do not like broccoli. And I havenít liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And Iím President of the United States and Iím not going to eat any more broccoliĒ? That statement initiated the White House ban on broccoli until President Bill Clinton reinstated the vegetable at his inaugural dinner. President Bush obviously was not aware of broccoliís nutritional benefits.

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