Broccoli contains various bioactive compounds that have been shown to reduce inflammation in your body’s tissues.
It’s theorized that multiple compounds work synergistically to support this effect, though some seem to work individually as well (
A small human study in tobacco smokers also revealed that eating broccoli led to a significant reduction in markers of inflammation (
While these results are promising, more research is needed to better understand how broccoli consumption affects inflammation in humans.
SUMMARYBroccoli contains several bioactive compounds that demonstrate an anti-inflammatory effect in animal and test-tube studies. However, more human research is needed.