Nutrigenomics – Activating cellular defences

Exciting new research describes how potent food-derived molecules such as those from broccoli sprouts can activate our cellular defences, ‘switching on’ hundreds of protective genes.

This exciting new field is known as Nutrigenomics, a term which describes the way in which every mouthful of food we eat sends powerful messages to the DNA in our genes. Some foods ‘switch on’ the signals that promote health, where other foods ‘switch on’ signals that promote disease.