Broccoli Better than Sunblock
from – Acres U. S. A.
January 2008 issue
Vol. 38, No.1
A team of Johns Hopkins scientists found a chemical compound in broccoli sprouts, sulfurophane, that can disrupt the cancer – causing effect of ultraviolet Light.
According to Professor Paul Talalay, sulfurophane does not absorb UV light to prevent skin entry, but instead works inside cells by boosting production of a network of protective enzymes that defend cells by boosting production against UV damage.
External application of sprout extracts increased protective enzymes in the skin two to four times. In addition, its effect lasts for several days.
The report was published in the October 23 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.