Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in America as well as other
parts of the world. Aside from the obvious exercise and physical activity, diet
also greatly affects one's risk for developing heart disease. New research
indicates that broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can provide a natural
defense against heart disease. British researchers recently discovered that
broccoli and other brassicas turn on a protective protein in the arteries that in
effect, prevent the arteries from clogging with fatty plaques, especially in
the most vulnerable parts of the arteries most prone to clogging. While
additional research is in the works, these preliminary findings drive home the
importance of eating plenty of green leafy vegetables on a regular basis.
Source: Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. September 3, 2009.