Thanks to the exponential growth of technology, modern society is evolving fast. Unfortunately, disease is also on the rise. Our bodies are suffering from exposure to petroleum byproducts, air pollution, processed foods, agrichemicals, and radiation.
In this context, prevention is critical. One of the easiest ways to promote overall wellness is by eating a nutritious diet high in beneficial vitamins and minerals. Cruciferous vegetables cannot be neglected! This class of veggies includes broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish, rutabaga, turnip, and arugula.
What makes cruciferous vegetables so potent is that they contain an important phytochemical called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has been getting a lot of attention in research for the last quarter-century for its anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant promotion.
Sulforaphane has been shown to prevent oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is when the body starts producing a lot of ROS (reactive oxygen species)…
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