Just 100g of broccoli a day can help with osteoarthritis

Just 100g of broccoli a day can help with osteoarthritis

New research has found that osteoarthritis can be slowed – or even prevented, by simply eating a small amount of broccoli every day. 

There’s a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane and esearchers from the University of East Anglia suggest that consuming just 100g of this dark green vegetable daily can slow the destruction of cartilage in the joints.

According to Arthritis Research UK, an incredible 8.75 million people in the UK have sought treatment for osteoarthritis, including one third of people aged 45 and older. Unfortunately, there is no medical treatment for this disease, which occurs when the joints become damaged, stop moving freely and become painful.  Most people rely on painkillers and anti-inflammatories, which can also have adverse effects on the body.

 After such a promising start, new research is being undertaken – so watch this space!

Refs: Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2013; doi: 10.1002/art38133