In this article you will be able to learn more about broccoli’s cancer fighting abilities and others cruciferous vegetables.
Broccoli Might Be Rewriting Your DNA
The Takeaway First
Broccoli, broccoli sprouts, Brussels sprouts and cabbage, all of them have something in common. They are rich in chemical known as sulforaphane. A latest study proved that it reduces the risk of particular cancers in unexpected ways.
The authors searched for every possible data about sulforaphane and they discovered that this chemical is able to mend important genes that can cause cancer if left undamaged.
The authors explain that sulforaphane functions in part by focusing on a certain family of enzymes named HDACs, which is very important in the regulating of the expression of genes and the replication of DNA.
Sulforaphane modulates gene expression by nurturing a class of helper proteins known as MicroRNAs. MicroRNAs are small pieces of genetic information that can be found inside the cell and interact with bigger pieces of genetic information to impact how genes are expressed. When MicroRNAs are harmed, genes run which allows the tumors to appear. (Important Note: MicroRNAs regulate the expression of about 30% of genes in mammals-which means that they are really important)
My Take On This
I assume that something really interesting is happening in my DNA once I eat a piece of cruciferous vegetable! Eating broccoli or other green vegetable will provide you with amazing health benefits.
Study continues to prove that we must consume cruciferous vegetables if we like to maintain our health. They reduce the inflammation and the possibility of cancer.