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How your next cup of java could also boost your immune system

Produced by Baltimore Coffee and Tea Co. and Brassica Protection Products, owned by John Hopkin University, the new Brassica coffee claims to “boost your body’s natural ability to defend itself against pollutants and toxins for up to 72 hours.” All thanks to glucoraphanin extracted from broccoli seeds. Patented and trademarked as “truebroc” by John Hopkins University, this natural component was discovered by researchers almost two decades ago while trying to find a way to prevent cancer. According to their research, those consuming more broccoli were less likely to get a variety of cancers, though neither company makes direct links between their coffee and cancer prevention.

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