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Broccoli May Slow Age-Related Decline and Promote Longevity by Reducing Chronic Health Risks

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  • An enzyme found in broccoli may slow age-related decline in health by improving mitochondrial health and restoring your metabolism to more youthful levels
  • Broccoli has been shown to reduce your risk of many common diseases including arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver disease and diabetes
  • Sulforaphane, a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound found in broccoli has potent anti-cancer activity; it may also be helpful for children with autism

By Dr. Mercola

Eating plenty of fresh vegetables (ideally organic to avoid pesticides) is a foundational aspect of a healthy diet, and can help lower your risk for many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.


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