Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 22 August 2016 Broccoli is good for you Broccoli is good for you. The green vegetable and its relatives in the Brassica family contain natural chemical compounds known as phenolics, including well-known health boosters like the so-called flavanoids. Phenolic compounds are known to have strong antioxidant properties that may lower the chances of contracting a number of degenerative diseases. Eating broccoli and other foods that are rich in phenolics has been linked with a reduced risk of type II diabetes, a variety of different cancers, asthma and coronary heart disease. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Scoliosis: The test parents can do at home Parenting 5 pregnancy myths busted Diet and nutrition Are you drinking your sugar intake? Medical Microchip to check on patients' compliance with TB meds Lifestyle 7 things you do in the morning that make you feel tired all day Fitness 5 reasons sweat is your best friend on the bike From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Cracked rib? » Here's why coughing can be good for you SEE: How long should a cough last? 7 ways coughing can injure your body The average cough lasts between two and three weeks and usually causes no serious physical damage – but beware when a cough turns violent! Heart health » Can you reverse your heart's age? Air purifiers may protect your heart against pollution You're not too young to have a heart attack How much do you really know about the things that can go wrong with your heart throughout the course of your life?