Why you should eat more broccoli

We all know, or at least fear, the long-term health risks of air pollution. What if there was a way to rid your body of airborne cancer-causing chemicals and lung iritants? Well there might be… but if you’re averse to eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, it may not be for you.

Source: Morgue File

Source: Morgue File

Very interesting results from a clinical trial in China has found that a beverage of broccoli sprouts, a source of glucoraphanin, and sulforaphane helped increase excretion of two air pollutants in almost 300 Chinese men and women. Results were immediate in the increase of excertion of benzene and acrolein.

See more of the results and what is being done to cut the health risks of air pollution, which according to the World Health Organization, causes as many as 7 million deaths each year.

Futurity.org: http://www.futurity.org/broccoli-drink-flushes-air-pollution-body/
American Association for Cancer Research: http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2014/06/07/1940-6207.CAPR-14-0103.abstract