We all eat cauliflower, broccoli. But do you know what is the benefit of eating it? A new research has explained its benefits.
Research results have shown that eating cabbage or broccoli does not cause cancer. The research report has been published in a journal called Immunity.
What does research say
Eating green leafy vegetables like cabbage or broccoli keeps the intestines healthy. There is protection against intestinal cancer. Although scientists did this study on mice. It showed that mice given a diet containing indole 3 carbinol (I3C) were protected against intestinal inflammation or intestinal cancer.
The same I3C is also found in cabbage and broccoli. It activates a protein named Acryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR), which protects against intestinal cancer.
These are the advantages
The AHR acts as an environmental sensor and signals the immune epithelium cells of the intestine and intestines to try to prevent inflammation. It provides immunity to the trillions of bacteria found in the intestine.
Amina Metiji of the Francis Crick Institute, head of research, UK, said, “When the cancer-fed mice were fed I3C-rich diets, they showed a decrease in the number of tumors”.