New research shows leafy greens protect the body from infection
New research undertaken by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of
Medical Research in Melbourne has shown a link between eating leafy greens in your
diet and protecting the body from infection.
March 2013 edition of the journal Nature Immunology, which has shown that an
immune cell population essential for intestinal health can be controlled by leafy greens
in your diet.
talked about with respect to the health benefits of eating green leafy vegetables,” Mr
vital immune cells, named innate lymphoid cells (ILCs), which are found in the lining of
the digestive system and protect the body from bad bacteria in the intestine.”
surface receptor that switches on T-bet.”
play a significant role in controlling food allergies, inflammatory disease and obesity,
and may even prevent the development of bowel cancers,” Mr White said.
and colleagues from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Molecular Immunology
to promoting good bacteria and also for healing small wounds and abrasions that can
be common in the gut,” Mr White said.
We hope that the findings further motivate consumers to purchase green leafy
vegetable products which may assist in improving human health.”
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