Cris LaBossiere

Cris LaBossiere
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gut Bacteria Help Cancer Fighting Properties Of Broccoli

A new study shows that gut bacteria in the lower intestine can help release sulforaphane, the active ingredient in broccoli that has a protective effect effect against prostate cancer.

Just 3 to 5 servings per week of broccoli have measurable anti cancer affects.

Eat your broccoli :-)

Glucoraphanin hydrolysis by microbiota in the rat cecum results in sulforaphane absorption - Food & Function (RSC Publishing)

1 comment:

  1. Totally. I have been eating tons of broccoli since about February of this year, and I can attest to the benefits. I actually can "feel" when I need to eat more of it. Broccoli is the new spinach! But either way, eat both! :-)