Monday, August 27, 2018

Indole 3 Carbinol in Broccoli Shows Major Healing Potential

Indole 3 Carbinol in Broccoli Shows Major Healing Potential

Indole 3 Carbinol in Broccoli Shows Major Healing Potential

  • Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower contain plant compounds that are important for optimal health, including chemoprotective compounds
  • One of the most well-known of these is sulforaphane. Sulforaphane supports normal cell function and division while causing programmed cell death in colon, liver, prostate, breast and tobacco-induced lung cancer
  • Indole-3 carbinol (I3C), is another. In your gut, I3C is converted into diindolylmethane, which boosts immune function and plays a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer
  • Recent research found mice fed an I3C-rich diet had healthier guts and were less likely to develop inflammation and colon cancer
  • I3C activates a protein called aryl hydrocarbon receptor, which communicates with immune and epithelial cells in your gut lining and prevents inflammation caused by unfriendly bacteria

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