Saturday, 30 May 2020

The extraordinary benefits of broccoli that can prevent cancer and even cure schizophrenia


IllustrationIllustration - Have many health benefits, broccoli has long been known to prevent cancer. And now studies say broccoli can help people with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disorder that causes sufferers to experience delusions, hallucinations, chaotic thoughts, and behavioral changes.

The condition that usually lasts a long time is often interpreted as a mental disorder, given the difficulty of the sufferer to distinguish between reality and what’s in his own mind. Quoted in Fox News, on May 13th 2019, researcher Johns Hopkins said compounds derived from broccoli can help adjust chemical imbalances in the brain which related with schizophrenia.

The high chemical sulforaphane content of broccoli has the potential to be used as an alternative antipsychotic drug. These antipsychotic drugs are often painful and dangerous side effects, but broccoli has no side effects.

"It is possible, in the future, to show sulforaphane to be a safe supplement for schizophrenia as a way to prevent, delay or stop its symptoms" said Akira Sawa, director of the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center.

In a study published in January in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers researched 81 people who have recently suffered their first psychosis. On average, these patients have 4 percent less glutamate chemicals in certain areas of the brain, compared to healthy people.

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