Test # 230 [16-Feb-2018]
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Benefits of Dill Seeds
Protection Against Free Radicals and Carcinogens
The monoterpene components of dill have been shown to activate the enzyme glutathione S transferase which helps attach the anti oxidant molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that would otherwise do damage in the body. The activity of dill's volatile oils qualify it as a chemoprotective food (much like parsley) that can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens such as the benzopyrenes that are part of cigarette smoke charcoal grill smoke and the smoke produced by trash incinerators.