Broccoli is a good diet. Now, researchers have uncovered details about the method used by broccoli to protect the lining of the small intestine.

This was experimented in a mice.

The study from Pennsylvania State University, US, provided strong evidence for why vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts should be part of a normal healthy diet.

According to the researchers, reports PTI,”they found that molecules in broccoli, called aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands, bind to aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) on the wall of the small intestine, which is a type of protein called a transcription factor. “

This binding, they found, initiates a variety of activities that affect the functions of intestinal cells.”

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