In many cases, selecting the right foods can do more good for an autistic person than supplements or medication can achieve. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli offer many benefits that directly counter the effects of autism. Including these vegetables in your diet can help make drastic improvements.
Watch this video to learn about the benefits of the nutrient sulforaphane for autistic individuals.
What We Learned from this Video:
- When someone has a fever, their brain releases HSFs, agents that help conduct brain activity. When autistic people have a fever, there is a noticeable drop in autistic side effects.
- Sulforaphane, a nutrient found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and kale, increases HSFs and improves brain activity.
- Sulforaphane also boosts antioxidant responses, making up for a known deficiency in autistic brains.
- Autism is also known to cause mitochondrial dysfunction, damaging their metabolism.
- Cruciferous vegetables can restore metabolic balance and re-tune our metabolism.
- Autism causes brain inflammation, but broccoli helps to reduce the compounds responsible for this.
Though broccoli is undoubtedly a great dietary choice for people with autism, there are many ways to build a healthy diet. Check out our videos on nutrition for more information and ways you can incorporate healthy choices in your everyday diet.