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Eat your Broccoli

Posted by Mark Hamilton on

Eat your Broccoli

BROCCOLI Brassica oleracea Broccoli is a green cruciferous vegetable. Broccoli is a source of many phytochemicals that may have wide-ranging health properties. These include isothiocyanates such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which are extensively researched for their health benefits. Antioxidant • Broccoli’s antioxidant properties makes it e ective in preventing free radical damage.122 Bacterial Inhibitor • Isothiocyanates found in broccoli strongly inhibit the growth of E. coli and other microbes.123 Cell Support • Isothiocyanates have been shown to protect and switch on phase II enzymes such as glutathione S-transferase, detoxifying free radicals and damaging chemicals, allowing for excretion.124 Oestrogen Detoxification...

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