Broccoli has been pegged a “super-food”—a type of food that has powerful health-boosting benefits.

In the latest research on the puffy green vegetable, investigators have found that broccoli may stave off the development of osteoarthritis.

“New research in mice shows that the compound sulforaphane slows down the destruction of cartilage in joints,” noted an article posted on WebMD.

Multiple mainstream publications were carrying the news this week, with Britain’s BBC website noting that the University of East Anglia team of investigators “is starting human trials following on from successful lab studies.”

Edior’s note: Read how massage, exercise and nutrition may be used to address osteoarthritis, in the Expert Advice column in the October issue of MASSAGE Magazine