In this video by NutritionFacts.org, research into the effects of the compound sulforaphane (found in broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous greens) on synaptic dysfunction, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neuroinflammation (4 purported causes of autism) is highlighted. Preliminary studies have demonstrated the ability of these foods to address each of these symptoms, leading researchers to dive more deeply into the benefits of sulforaphane for people with autism.
Studies which have dived deeper are covered in another NutritionFacts.org video, found here.
Fighting Autism Brain Inflammation with Food
Initial Air Date: Sep 25, 2017