DIM is a compound that has been in the news lately because of its anti cancer properties. This compound is released during the digestive process of certain vegetables which belong to the Brassica genus. The most common vegetables which we all are aware of and belonging to this particular genus of Brassica are the kale, Brussels’ sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. These vegetables contain a compound named glucobrassicin which when broken down by the process of autolysis, finally releases DIM.
DIM which is an acronym for Diindolylmethane and is useful for many other disorders like HPV or the Human Papilloma Virus, BPH or benign prostatic hypertrophy and also to balance the hormonal disturbances in the body. DIM has been said to influence the oestrogen metabolism, and hence can be used in cases of oestrogen imbalance.
Eating vegetables and fruits, with lots of nuts and fish can certainly contribute to your overall health. All these foods are nutritious and will provide the daily requirements of vitamins and essential minerals which are required for the smooth and normal functioning of the body. More over all these foods are also qualified to act as a natural immune booster, thereby keeping you healthy by preventing any diseases producing pathogen from attacking your system. The high level of antioxidants in the healthy foods help in the removal of the dangerous free radicals, which can cause a lot of chronic and even fatal diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, Diabetes mellitus etc. Keeping your self fit and in good physical form through regular exercise and workouts also boosts the immunity.