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Broccoli can help fight stomach problems: study

Vegetable fibre boosts defences against stomach infection


 

In a new study from the University of Liverpool, scientists looked at how vegetable fibre could influence the passage of damaging bacteria through cells inside the gut, the BBC reports. The study found that the fibre seemed to up our natural defence against stomach infection. Fibres from plantains (a large banana) and broccoli were especially helpful, although a common stabilizer added to processed foods had the opposite effect. Experts are now looking at whether broccoli and banana could be used to help treat patients with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that leads to symptoms like diarrhea and abdominal pain.

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Broccoli can help fight stomach problems: study

  1. such a shame that it makes me eject everything that happens to be in my stomach.

  2. i guess i will be …choppin' broccoli!!! (old snl reference)

  3. i love broccoli and bananas and plantains!! i always knew there was a reason why. and here it is!!!! :-D