Broccoli Beats Diabetic Damage
Diabetics should go green! Eating broccoli can reverse the cardiovascular damage frequently caused by diabetes, according to a British study. Dr. Paul Thornally tested the effects of a compound from broccoli on blood vessels damaged by the high glucose levels associated with diabetes. Remarkably, sulforaphane led to a whopping 76 percent reduction in damaging substances while increasing the production of protective antioxidants. Concluded Dr. Thornally: "Our study suggests that compounds like sulforaphane from broccoli help counter processes linked to the development of vascular disease from diabetes."