This is old-ish news, but I only came across it the other day: Apparently broccoli sprouts can have a beneficial effect in reducing a bacteria that contributes to stomach ulcers, IBS, and stomach cancer.
I like sprouts to begin with . . . now a good reason to add some broc to the mix.
Broccoli Sprouts Good for the Gut
"A new study shows that eating 2 1/2 ounces of three-day-old broccoli sprouts every day for at least two months may offer at least some protection against the bacterium Helicobacter pylori
), one of the most common bacterial infections in the world. Researchers say it’s the first study to show a beneficial effect of broccoli sprouts on a bacterial infection behind stomach cancer.
Broccoli sprouts are much higher than mature broccoli heads in delivering a biochemical called sulforaphane, which has previously been shown to have potentially anticancer effects. The compound appears to work by triggering the body, especially the gastrointestinal tract, to produce enzymes that protect against damage-causing chemicals and inflammation."