Broccoli boosts healthy gut 花椰菜促進腸子健康

Extracts of broccoli and banana may help in fighting stomach problems, research suggests. Laboratory studies show fibres from the vegetables may boost the body’s natural defences against stomach infections.
Trials are under way to see if they could be used as a medical food for patients with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms such as diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
It affects about 1 in 1,000 people, and is thought to be caused by a mixture of environmental and genetic factors.The condition is common in developed countries, where diets are often low in fibre and high in processed food.
Scientists at the University of Liverpool looked at how roughage from vegetables influenced the passage of harmful bacteria through cells inside the gut. They found that fibres from the plantain, a type of large banana, and broccoli, were particularly beneficial. But a common stabiliser added to processed foods during the manufacturing process had the opposite effect.
extract:名詞,萃取物。例句:The cream contained extracts of/from several plants.(這種乳霜含有數種植物萃取物。)
inflammatory:形容詞,發炎的,名詞為inflammation,發炎。例句:Aspirin reduces pain and inflammation.(阿斯匹靈減輕疼痛與發炎。)
roughage :名詞,指粗飼料、粗糙(富有纖維質的)食物、粗糙的材料。例句:Japan’s beef cattle farms, faced with a limited amount of land and feedstuffs, rely heavily on imported grains and roughage.(面對土地與飼料有限,日本的牧場大幅仰賴進口穀物與粗飼料。)

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