Broccoli may protect heart from damage


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 didn’t 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.