Broccoli may not be anyone’s favorite vegetable, but if you regularly suffer from urinary tract infections or are at high risk of bladder cancer, then adding broccoli to your daily diet is a wise choice. Studies have shown that some of the polyphenolic compounds and antioxidants found in broccoli can directly inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors in the bladder. Broccoli also has some diuretic properties, and thus helps to detoxify the body and promote good urinary tract health. Frequent bladder infections and urinary tract infections can increase your risk of bladder cancer, so avoiding these infections is key.
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