Researchers at the University of Liverpool, UK, reported in a new issue of Intestinal, that the fiber extracted from broccoli and plantain prevents intestinal bacteria from attaching to the intestinal wall and causing disease, especially for the prevention of Crohn's disease. .
The report says that intestinal diseases such as Crohn's Disease are often caused by bacteria such as E. coli adhering to cells in the intestinal wall and subsequently passing through the protective layer of the intestinal wall. In the process, different foods Different effects. The researchers analyzed some of the plants that people often eat and found that fibers extracted from broccoli and plantain significantly reduced the ability of bacteria to adhere to the intestinal wall. The study also found that polysorbate-80, which is commonly used in food processing, has the opposite effect, greatly enhancing the ability of bacteria to adhere to the intestinal wall and cause disease.
Professor Rhodes, who is involved in the research, said that intestinal diseases such as Crohn's disease are now more common in developed countries, and may be related to the lack of plant fiber and processed foods in the diet of developed countries. This reminds people to pay attention to diet balance. Eat more natural vegetables and fruits such as broccoli and plantain.