Green magic: Ray Wiseman with his wife Joan
A cancer patient credits his morning glass of broccoli juice with halting the disease.
Ray Wiseman’s claim has prompted more research into the vegetable’s healing powers.
Doctors told Mr Wiseman they did not expect him to survive, when they diagnosed him five years ago. ~man health tips
But scans show that his cancer has stopped spreading - vastly improving his chances of a recovery. The grandfather, 79, puts his health down to the tumbler of broccoli juice that his wife prepares for him each day. According to a report published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2006, natural chemicals found in certain vegetables, such as broccoli-cauliflower and cabbage, can enhance DNA repair in cells, which could help stop them becoming cancerous.
A spokesman for Cancer Research UK said:
“There’s a lot of research that’s focused on broccoli and the healing properties that the vegetable contains. If taken, broccoli needs to be with a healthy diet that is high in all fruit and vegetables. This can also reduce the chances of developing cancer.”
Around 10,000 are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year in the UK . It is the fifth most common form of the disease and affects more men than women. A member of the cabbage family, broccoli is rich in vitamin C and has properties that boost the human immune systems that fight viruses, bacteria and cancer.
Studies have found that boiling broccoli can reduce its anti-cancer compounds, but steaming and microwaving do not.