|A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports broccoli's increasing health-promoting benefits -- heart health, and possibly a number of other related issues, such as a lowered inflammatory response.
For many years scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have been studying the impressive health properties of the natural antioxidant Sulforaphane Glucosinolate (SGS) found in broccoli and concentrated in broccoli sprouts. SGS is believed to be the reason why people who eat large quantities of broccoli and other cruciferous (Brassica) vegetables have a lower incidence of some types of cancer.
SGS is the Next Generation Antioxidant because, unlike other direct antioxidants like Vitamins C and E, it is a long-lasting indirect antioxidant that activates the body's own natural detoxification system and supports essential cellular processes that inactivate free radicals. Reputable scientists world-wide are now studying this remarkable compound and its antioxidant properties.