- Promotes weight loss
- Helps reduce PMS symptoms
- Supports healthy prostate health
- Promotes good muscle development
When you eat cruciferous vegetables, your stomach acids break down a compound called indole – 3-
carbinol to produce a new compound called DIM.
DIM has been associated in aiding to help balance estrogen levels in the body.
Specifically, DIM may stimulate the production of a less potent, more beneficial form of estrogen known as 2-hydroxyestrone.
It may also help reduce the effects of a stronger form called 16 alpha-hydroxyestrone, which has been linked to weight gain.
Additionally, DIM has been shown to inhibit an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen.
While cruciferous vegetables are the primary food source of DIM, you would need to eat several
servings every day to reap this compounds benefits.