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Broccoli juice 'better than sunscreens'


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Broccoli juice is better than conventional sunscreens when it comes to protecting against the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, research has shown.

Tests on six volunteers exposed to pulses of UV radiation showed the extract reduced sunburn symptoms by up to 78 per cent.

http://www.telegraph...23/nbroc123.xml
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*FPVDriF6 can see the advertising soon...

NEW! Fancy-schmancy sunscreen with added broccoli juice extract!


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Oh, now that's useful once I run out of Dr. Fischer's sunscreens :)
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This is a great find Keith.

Instead, it works inside the body by boosting the production of enzymes that protect cells against UV damage and the risk of skin cancer.

Protection is said to last for several days.

So it would mean not having to reapply when swimming.
I'm also guessing that parents wouldn't have to cajole little ones to eat their broccoli because they'd be getting the goodness from it through their skin.

Edited by frantique, 23 October 2007 - 04:43 PM.

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I'm also guessing that parents wouldn't have to cajole little ones to eat their broccoli because they'd be getting the goodness from it through their skin.

So do you drink the juice or apply it like sunscreen? It looks like applying it like sunscreen... But then parents still should try and get children to eat vegetables!

Seriously, though, whoever would have thought to make sunscreen out of broccoli? :)
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It's made into an ointment .... so it would be applied.

Don't forget that the skin is one of the largest organs of the body. Because of its permeability we take in more through our skin than we realise - chemicals in the water when showering, pollutants in the air (especially in summer when our skin is more exposed), chemicals in lotions, shampoo, perfume, flyspray, etc, etc ...
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