It is hard to say specifically what is happening. Broccoli has a compound in it called indole-3-carbinol, which interacts with the immune system, so this could be helping. You could include other foods from the same family like kale, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. Peppers are high in vitamin C so you could include foods like strawberries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons and brussels sprouts. Some other great foods for inflammation include turmeric, ginger, edamame, garlic, chili powder, berries, cacao nibs and dark leafy greens.