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A growing interest in natural foods and cures over the last thirty years has once again placed a focus on the importance of eating fresh vegetables and fruits. Broccoli sprouts are one of the foods that natural medicine experts believe to contain particularly valuable substances. In particular, researchers have found some evidence suggesting that this foodstuff might help ward off malignant illnesses, but it requires much more research to reach a definitive conclusion.

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1. Rich in sulforaphane

One of the principal claims for the health benefits of broccoli sprouts rests on the fact that they contain high amounts of the sulforaphane substance. The researchers discovered that one ounce of broccoli sprouts contain as much as twenty times the amount of sulforaphane they found in the whole broccoli. The tests they made on laboratory mice suggest that this richness in sulforaphane helps prevent malignant growths. The validity of these findings for human health is subject to speculation.

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