What is DIM that’s found in Microgreens and Why is it Important?


In an article posted in the Life Extension Foundation online magazine, the writer points out the significance of DIM (diindolylmethane) in fighting cancer. The author points out the scary fact that hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on fighting cancer but we do not yet have a definitive cure for this insidious disease. In response to this, many adults are taking matters into their own hands by employing a preventative approach to disease.

So what is this important substance in microgreens? DIM are particular compounds found in cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and kale. Scientists have found that they can protect against the cellular changes that can lead to several cancers such as breast cancer and colon cancer. Many studies have shown that DIM alters estrogen metabolism in both men and women. And that’s important because cervical, breast and prostate cancers are interrelated to estrogen metabolism.

In the article, the American Cancer Society stated that lack of adequate exercise, combined with poor diet can be linked to approximately one third of all cancer cases among the adult population. They further stated that, with adequate exercise and improved diets, more than 400,000 adults could prevent their own cancers from developing in just one year alone.

That’s a staggering statistic. We truly are what we eat! And we all know that most of us don’t have the time, energy or inclination to eat organic, high quality raw vegetables in the consistent manner that we should in order to help our bodies fight off various forms of cancer.
Microgreens just might be the answer.