|"Vegetables help your body flush out toxins -- measurably." Neuroscience Letters|
In a recent experiment, men and women living in one of China's most polluted regions drank half a cup of fruit juice mixed with broccoli-sprout powder. Compared with peers who sipped the beverage without broccoli, the people in the study excreted 61% more benzena, a human carcinogen. Broccoli compounds produce sulforaphane, which makes enzymes that help remove toxins. Having been in China, I took special interest in this study. If broccoli can help in such severely polluted regions, it is worth checking into for all of us.