3. Broccoli sprouts
- It can increase levels of beneficial bacteria like Lactobacillus, a natural inhabitant of the GI tract and an excellent probiotic.
- It’s known to be antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal.
- It can fix bacterial imbalances in the gut that may be driving inflammation.
- It can buffer high cortisol levels.
- It can suppress some of the immune changes at the root of autoimmune diseases, while generally helpful in reducing chronic inflammation throughout the body.
- It encourages the growth of beneficial strains of bacteria in the gut and lowers other disease-causing bacterial strains.
- It’s effective for minimizing joint swelling in rheumatoid arthritis.