Introducing Sulforaphane – A cure-all for whatever ails you.
Mom was right when she told us to eat our veggies! The antioxidants in vegetables, especially cruciferous vegetables, are associated with lower rates of illness. Cauliflower, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage, contain high amounts of sulforaphane -studied for its ability to prevent disease. Sulforaphane reduces inflammation, increases antioxidants and detoxification decreasing the risk of illness more than just eating fruits and vegetables alone.
The ability of sulforaphane to “down regulate” Phase I and “up-regulate” Phase II enzymes may explain the association between high cruciferous vegetable consumption and the decreased risk ofdeveloping disease. By increasing Phase II detoxification and glutathione; a powerful anti-oxidant, it protects cells against damage, reduces inflammation and increases the elimination of harmful substances from the body.