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Broccoli sprouts diet protects mice from Crohn's disease, study shows

High fiber diets, like those that include broccoli sprouts or other cruciferous vegetables, may reduce disease symptoms and improve quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study conducted in mice. The study was published in mSystems, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

This is in mice so who knows if it would make any difference in humans. I might add them to my shopping now (If I can find them).
Humans with high fiber diets have been found to get less Crohn's, too. Here's my guess on how this could work. Maybe the fiber and/or other components of the broccoli dilute and/or neutralize chemicals in the digestive system that would cause damage to tissues.


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I eat a small amount of broccoli flowers with lunch and find it helps some with digestion and perhaps inflammation. Maybe there is something in the broccoli that aids the bowel medically.