Broccoli is a rich source of sulfur-containing compounds such as isothiocyanates. These compounds regulate the expression of genes that flush out carcinogens and improve metabolism. Moreover, they also possess anti-inflammatory properties.
Scientists at the University of Illinois conducted a study that confirmed consuming broccoli could help lower the risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver. Another study at the College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, found that eating broccoli could aid in protecting the liver from cancer.