Broccoli found to hold immunity-boosting chemical

Posted by Laura Grant on March 11, 2008
Posted in Food

brocollinew.jpgResearchers think that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbages and radishes, may hold a key to restoring the body’s immune system, which weakens as we get older. Scientists at UCLA found that sulforaphane, a chemical in broccoli, switches on a set of antioxidant genes and enzymes in specific immune cells in the body. These cells then combat the harmful effects of molecules known as free radicals that can damage cells and lead to disease. So eat your brocolli! Read more at ScienceDaily


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