Seems like not that many people are aware that they can achieve a lot with the right nutrition. Nutrition plays a great role especially in anti-aging. A healthy and calorie-controlled diet not only eliminates excessive fat and you get a cleaner skin, but you can also stop the process of aging. According to recent studies in anti-aging, broccoli is another great food.
Benefits of broccoli
A phytochemical found in broccoli helps our body to eliminate free radicals and toxins that cause us to age faster than biological. In the experiment with mice, it was proven under scientific guidance that the phytochemical contained in broccoli rejuvenates the body and helps their immune system.
Antioxidant genes and enzymes can be turned on by the phytochemical sulfuraphane* that can be of great benefit to our health as they fight the free radicals that damage our cells. Scientists believe that young people have a dynamic balance between the processes of free radical formation and the mechanisms that produce antioxidant compounds. The older you get, the more your balance gets mixed up, meaning there is more imbalance, with the free radicals gaining the upper hand.
What helps with anti-aging?
The health-promoting phytochemical sulphoraphan* is not only contained in broccoli. Other cabbage varieties are also made from this phytochemical and can play an important role in anti-aging. However, even after experiments on mice, one still does not know what quantity is necessary in order to effectively stop the aging process. However, many scientists who are positive about this study suggest that broccoli should be regularly on the menu, as this is the first step towards anti-aging.
* Sulforaphane is an anti-cancer compound in cruciferous vegetables, mostly commonly credited to Broccoli. It appears to have general but potent antioxidant and possible anti-inflammatory actions, similar to curcumin.