Broccoli and Cauliflower are Cruciferous Vegetables that Prevent Cancer

Let's start with our Healthy Crust's main ingredients: Cauliflower and Broccoli:  they are cruciferous vegetables that have amazing health benefits (Please read this article by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

Broccoli and Cauliflower Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts:

Broccoli and Cauliflower Antioxidant power

Vitamins C and K and manganese are antioxidants that can help keep the body healthy. Antioxidants are molecules that safely interact with free radicals to stop the condition of oxidative stress, according to an article in Pharmacognosy Review. Free radicals cause cell damage and disruption that can contribute to diseases. "[Antioxidants such as vitamins K and C] may help prevent conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis".

A cup of cooked cauliflower provides 73 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, 19 percent of the daily vitamin K amount and 8 percent of the daily manganese amount.

Anticarcinogen - Sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate from broccoli, is one of the most potent food-derived anticarcinogens (by Nathan V. Matusheski, John A. Juvik, Elizabeth H. Jeffery May 2004)

Digestion

Fiber Content is about 11 percent of recommended daily amount. This can help promote smooth digestion and maintain colorectal health. According to the Mayo Clinic, a high-fiber diet may help reduce the risk of hemorrhoids and diverticulitis (small, painful pouches on the colon). 

Furthermore, a 2009 study by Johns Hopkins researchers published in Cancer Prevention Research found that sulforaphane, which is derived from broccoli and cauliflower, helps keep the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori from becoming overgrown or clinging too strongly to the stomach wall. This can help keep your stomach lining healthy.

Broccoli and Cauliflower rank among the top 30 powerhouse vegetables in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI), which ranks foods based on nutrient content in relation to calorie amount. 


The following are the two Doctors that we would like to thank and give credit for providing us with the research that gave context to the sense of urgency that guides us daily in our nutritional goals: 

Dr. Jed W. Fahey (JedFahey.com) and Dr. Rhonda Patrick (FoundMyFitness.com).  

These are two very detailed videos of their combined efforts to share their research/information with the world.



Research has established the following benefits of Sulforaphane:
-Nootropic Effect - Broccoli and Cauliflower Improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation
-Anti Aging - Broccoli and Cauliflower Lower inflammatory genes, lowers oxidative stress, detoxifies compounds that we're exposed to on a daily basis.
-Improves Cardiovascular Health - Sulforaphane Study where 40mg lowered triglycerides by 20%, lowered their atherogenic index by 50%, improved blood sugar by 50%
-Cancer Preventative Compound - 60mg sulforaphane studies lowered tumor progression marker by 86%
-Anti-Inflamatory - Sulforaphane Turns on the NRF2 Pathway in our body that controls over 200 genes

HEALTHY CRUST NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Serving Size  Entire 9” Crust
Servings Per Container  1
Calories  202
Total Fat  11.9g
    Saturated fat  5.6g
    Polyunsaturated fat  1g
    Monounsaturated fat   3.6g
    Trans fat  0g
Total Omega-3 fatty acids   361.9mg
    Cholesterol  175 mg

Total Carbohydrate  12 g
    Dietary fiber  6 g
    Starch  0g
    Sugar  2.8g
Protein & Amino Acids 19.6  
Vitamins
        Vitamin A 2041 IU
        Vitamin C 109 mg
        Vitamin D 11 IU
        Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 1.9 mg
        Vitamin K 166 mcg
       Thiamin 0.0 mg
        Riboflavin 0.4 mg
        Niacin 0.9 mg
        Vitamin B 42 mg
        Folate 173 mcg
        Vitamin B12 1.0 mcg
        Pantothenic Acid 1.6 mg
        Choline 171 mg
        Betaine 0.5 mg
Minerals
        Calcium 422 mg
        Iron 1.8 mg
        Magnesium 45 mg
        Phosphorus 385 mg
        Potassium 521 mg
        Sodium 441 mg
        Zinc 2 mg
        Copper 0.1 mg
        Manganese 0.4 mg
        Selenium 18 mcg
        Flouride 4.2 mcg

HEALTHY CRUST NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION


Serving Size  6” Crust

Servings Per Container  1

Calories  80

Total Fat  4g

  Saturated fat  2g

  Polyunsaturated fat  0.4g

  Monounsaturated fat   1.4g

  Trans fat  0g

Total Omega-3 fatty acids   144mg

  Cholesterol  70 mg


Total Carbohydrate  4.8 g

  Dietary fiber  2.4 g

  Starch  0g

  Sugar  1.1g

Protein & Amino Acids 7.8  

Vitamins

      Vitamin A 816 IU

      Vitamin C 43 mg

      Vitamin D 4 IU

      Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 0.76 mg

      Vitamin K 66 mcg

     Thiamin 0.0 mg

      Riboflavin 0.1 mg

      Niacin 0.3 mg

      Vitamin B 16 mg

      Folate 69 mcg

      Vitamin B12 0.4 mcg

      Pantothenic Acid 0.6 mg

      Choline 68.4 mg

      Betaine 0.2 mg

Minerals

      Calcium 67 mg

      Iron 0.7 mg

      Magnesium 18 mg

      Phosphorus 154 mg

      Potassium 208 mg

      Sodium 164 mg

      Zinc 1 mg

      Copper 0.0 mg

      Manganese 0.2 mg

      Selenium 8 mcg

      Flouride 2 mcg


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