A study led by the University of Delaware found that eating apiaceous vegetables like celery, carrots, and parsley could reduce air pollution in our bodies.
According to experts, these vegetables protect the body from acrolein, a lung and skin irritant found in cigarette smoke and car exhaust.According to experts, these vegetables protect the body from acrolein, a lung and skin irritant found in cigarette smoke and car exhaust.
Jae Kyeom Kim, an assistant professor of Behavioral Health and Nutrition at the University of Delaware, and his team tested how apiaceous vegetables mitigated acrolein-induced toxicity and oxidative stress.
Kim's research found that apiaceous vegetables supported detoxification by increasing antioxidant enzyme activity, said study co-author Jillian Trabulsi.
apiaceous vegetables may protect against acrolein-induced damage and inflammation because they convert acrolein into a water-soluble acid in the liver.
Next, the scientists determined a healthy dose of these vegetables for humans.
Professor Kim said the daily calorie amount of apiaceous vegetables for humans is about 1 1/3 cups. This is a daily amount that can make a difference without a high intake.