Broccoli May Avoid Leaky Gut Problems

New York, October 13 (IANS) Do you suffer from digestive problems like leaky gut and colitis? Eating three and a half cups of a fibrous vegetable with many nutrients, like broccoli, can help maintain a healthy gut, according to a new study.

Good gut barrier function means the gastrointestinal tract helps protect the intestines from toxins and harmful microorganisms, while allowing nutrients to pass through the system, and the study, published in the journal Functional Foods, contains cruciferous vegetables – such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and sprouts – contain an organic chemical compound that additionally maintains a healthy gut flora and immune surveillance.

“There are a lot of reasons we want to explore helping with gastrointestinal health and one of the reasons is if you have problems, like a leaky gut, and you start to suffer from inflammation , this can then lead to other conditions, such as arthritis and heart disease, ”said Gary Perdew, professor at Pennsylvania State University in the United States.

“Keeping your gut healthy and making sure you have good barrier functions so that you don’t get that leakage effect would be really important,” he added.

In addition, broccoli may also help prevent cancerous diseases and Crohn’s disease, caused by inflammation of the intestinal lining, the researchers suggested.

Researchers performed a study in mice, which showed that mice on a diet supplemented with broccoli were better able to tolerate digestive problems similar to symptoms of leaky gut and colitis than those who did not. had none.

Previous studies have suggested that broccoli may also help regulate diabetes and lower the risk of prostate cancer.

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