Eat Broccoli, Protect Your Gut

Broccoli is known to be beneficial to our health. For example, research has shown that increased consumption of the cruciferous vegetable decreases incidence of cancer and type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, researchers found that broccoli contains certain molecules that bind to a receptor within mice and help to protect the lining of the small intestine, thereby inhibiting the development of disease. The findings lend support to the idea that broccoli truly is a ‘superfood.’

Penn State. “Broccoli consumption protects gut lining, reduces disease, in mice: Researchers discover that a certain molecule in broccoli interacts with a receptor in mice to promote gut health.” ScienceDaily. (accessed April 9, 2023).

5 Replies to “Eat Broccoli, Protect Your Gut”

  1. Sent an email about 2-3 weeks ago to your supreme commander address, realized  you might not  use that one anymore. loved my birthday card. Love to Barbara,Frenchy

  2. Great blog post! It’s fascinating to learn about the protective effects of broccoli on our health, particularly in reducing the risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes. The recent study you mentioned about how certain molecules in broccoli can protect the gut lining and inhibit disease development is especially insightful. I’m curious, do you think further research could lead to similar findings in human subjects?
    Maxwell Thomas

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