Wasabi is not only a spicy and tea flavor that Japanese and foreigners like many Thais like. But it also comes with health benefits that you may not have known about.
Reduce the risk of cancer
Wasabi contains some beneficial compounds, such as isothiocyanates (ITCs). Which are anti-cancer compounds commonly found in cruciferous plants.
One study found that ITCs extracted from wasabi roots. Helps to inhibit the formation of acrylamide (Acrylamide) up to 90 percent. Which is a chemical reaction between protein and sugar caused by heat. Acrylamide is a chemical that can occur in some foods. Especially french fries French fries and coffee that will occur during high-temperature cooking processes such as frying and grilling
Studies have shown that the consumption of acrylamide in the diet. It has been implicated in some cancers, such as kidney, endometrial and ovarian cancers. ITCs and compounds contained in wasabi Contributes to the inhibition of cell growth in colon, oral, pancreatic and human breast cancers.
There are also some observational studies. Found that the consumption of cruciferous vegetables like wasabi was increased. It may help reduce the risk of many cancers such as lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and bladder cancer.
Many people believe spicy food can help reduce obesity Because it increases the metabolism in the body more sure enough. which had been experimented with rats and found that Wasabi leaf extract fed to rats concurrently with a high fat diet. May help stop the occurrence of obesity from high fat foods.