Broccoli to decrease allergies
In a 2014 UCLA study, exposure to diesel exhaust made the allergic response of patients worse. Then these patients consumed an extract made from broccoli sprouts for 4 days. The broccoli sprout extract blocked the ability of the diesel exhaust to aggravate the allergic reactions. The broccoli sprout extract contained high amounts of an enzyme called suloraphane, the helpful chemical in broccoli. Including broccoli and other cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) in your diet is important. Cooking broccoli kills the enzyme that creates the sulforaphane, so it may be better to eat these raw. Do not, however, overdo the amount you consume raw, as this can interfere with thyroid function. 1-2 servings per day is great.
**Be aware that some people of sensitive to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and brussels sprouts because they contain high amounts of sulfur. If you get dark circles under your eyes, sulfur belches or gas, or intestinal discomfort when you eat more of these, then you may need to be on a modified sulfur diet.
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