New research shows this cruciferous veggie may give you lifesaving advantages if you suffer a heart attack.
Animals given broccoli extract in addition to their regular diet had three advantages over animals that didnt get the extract:
They sustained less heart muscle damage when their hearts were deprived of oxygen.
They had higher levels of heart-protecting biochemicals during oxygen deprivation.
Their hearts pumped better.
Since oxygen deprivation occurs during a heart attack, together, these things could help you survive one.