Broccoli Sprouts and Skin
While we’re on the subject of broccoli and skin, according to scientists, broccoli sprouts contain a chemical called sulphoraphane, which activates cancer-fighting enzymes inside cells. Investigators smeared broccoli sprout extract on the skin of six volunteers for three days, and then exposed them to high doses of ultraviolet radiation.
They found there was an average 37 percent less redness and sunburn in the patches covered by the sulphoraphane extract. So far they haven’t figured out how to make a sunscreen from it that won’t turn your skin a lovely shade of green. Certainly eating more broccoli sprouts may offer some skin cancer and even other cancer protection and you can take sulphoraphane as a supplement.