Chronic diseases for instance, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease can be battled with some secrets from our own kitchen, a special broccoli, which researchers say can do wonders for health .
The special broccoli created by scientists at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich is a strengthened variety of broccoli called Beneforte, which is good to fight diseases.
AdvertisementResearchers discovered that eating the vegetable that is packed with a compound called glucoraphanin, is capable of fighting diseases like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. The compound is capable of re-tuning cellular processes and can also help fight obesity and some cancers.
Prof Richard Mithen, of the IFR, said: "Although this is a pilot study, we think it is significant because it shows in humans a real, measurable effect on our metabolism."
Catherine Collins, principal dietitian at St George's Hospital, London, said: "It adds to the evidence that cruciferous vegetables benefit health and possibly reduce the risk of chronic conditions."