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Eating broccoli found to help with brain and nerve repair

Over the years, studies have shown that the brain repairs and regenerates damaged parts continuously. This information now offers hope for the increasing number of patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. There are natural compounds in healthy foods that either support the natural ability of the brain to heal itself or head off any interference. Turmeric, for example, contains a fat-soluble compound called aromatic-turmerone that helps enhance neurogenesis in the brain. Another compound that can do so is sulforaphane. A sulfur-based molecule, sulforaphane is present in large amounts in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. It is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. (Related: Can you balance your brain chemistry with nutrition? Compounds in broccoli sprouts found to help people with schizophrenia.)  Read more.....

 

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