A little cabbage for normal bowel function!

The family of cabbages, including broccoli, plays an important role in keeping the intestinal system and thus the whole body healthy.

Marc Veldhoen et al., The organization’s defense system, the immune system research. There are a lot of advertisements for immune boosting they recommend a medicinal product, a food supplement, but the results of a recent study by an international research group prove that regular vegetable eating is paramount.

A cabbage or the broccoli the nutritional value contained therein, contains, in addition to fibers and vitamins, substances which are necessary to keep our skin and intestines healthy. They ensure that there are the right bacteria in the right proportions on these surfaces of our body.

The technical language for this is protective cells refers to it as a barrier, inside the intestines, they protect against the absorption of unfavorable substances, while at the same time helping it digestion. If their balance is upset, inflammatory bowel disease can develop. Under the first protective barrier are immune cells, which are special white blood cells.

The researchers found that cabbages contain a chemical signal that is necessary for the immune system to function smoothly. When the experimental mice were three weeks old diet was considered, which did not contain these nutrients, to protect immune cells 70 to 80 percent have disappeared.

Professor Veldhoen and colleagues have shown that the presence of protective cells depends on the AhR cell surface protein, indicated by the acronym of its English name. If this receptor is not there, mice lack this vital defense system. Even wound healing is delayed. The whole thing for the integrity of the system is raw vegetables regular consumption.


“It is an attractive idea to transfer animal data directly to humans” – said the head of the research – “but many other factors may play a role in these observations”. At the end of the study, it is emphasized that eating plenty of vegetables is very important not only according to nutritional experience, but also according to the scientific results so far.