According to a recent study, broccoli can lower the risk of coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and even several types of cancer. Flavonoids found in this food can help the body to response to diseases, scientists suggest.
Eating broccoli once per three days can improve the immune system by aiding inflammation.
“Phenolic compounds have good antioxidant activity, and there is increasing evidence that this activity affects biochemical pathways affiliated with inflammation in mammals,” says Dr. Jack Juvik, a geneticist from the University of Illinois. “We need inflammation because it’s a response to the disease or damage, but it’s also associated with initiation of a number of diseases. People whose diets consist of a certain level of these compounds will have a lesser risk of contracting these diseases.”
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