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United Kingdom researchers have expressed a belief that eating plenty of broccoli may slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis,
This is according to  a University of East Anglia team.
They are starting human trials following on from successful lab studies.
Tests on cells and mice reportedly showed that a broccoli compound – which humans can also get from Brussels sprouts and cabbage – blocked a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.
They are therefore asking 20 patients to eat a daily dose of “super-charged” broccoli.
BROCCOLI is a special cruciferous vegetable that is known to be extra rich in nutrients
It is a cross between standard broccoli and a wild relative from Sicily.
A BBC report noted that the human  body takes this glucoraphanin compound and turns it into another, called sulforaphane, which appears to protect the joints.
The special broccoli, known as Beneforte, was developed from publicly funded research at the UK’s Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre.
More than 8.5 million people in the UK have osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease affecting in particular the hands, feet, spine, hips and knees.
It is however pertinent to note that:
* Broccoli is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
* It is also a good source of protein, vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic                acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.
* This vegetable is equally a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin k,                      vitamin b6, folate, potassium and manganese.

SO , EAT PLENTY OF BROCCOLI TODAY!

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