Broccoli, this tasty little trees belongs to the cabbage family and originated in Italy 2,000 years ago. Actually, there are three common types of broccoli. The most popular is Calabrese Broccoli, then there is Sprouting Broccoli and Purple Cauliflower. It is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins and minerals that are fine numerous health benefits.
Broccoli Fights cancer
The silver are feign compounds that are present in broccoli, which helps to prevent cancer by a complex mechanism that is known as epigenetic. It contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial characteristics and indole-3-carbinol which helps to boosts DNA repairing and supposedly helps to block the growth of cancer cells.
Maintains heart health
Broccoli has a very high fiber content along with significant levels of beta carotene, omega-3, fatty acids and other vitamins. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol and keep the heart functioning properly by regulating blood pressure and boosts up the natural defense mechanism against heart diseases.
Controls blood pressure
The sulfur components present in broccoli help to regulate the blood pressure and keep it normal. It helps to have standard cellular functions that are required for regulation of blood pressure.
Develops brain power
High levels of vitamin K and vitamin B in broccoli help to improve the brain power and enhance the cognitive function of the brain and it plays a vital role in promoting mental memory and stamina. It also helps to fight depression and mental exhaustion.
Increases eye health
It contains beta-carotene, vitamin A, phosphorus and other vitamins such as vitamin B, vitamin C and D. All these rich nutrients are great for eye health.
Keeps the weight under control
It is low in fat as well as in calories, which has only 34 calories in a single cup of steamed broccoli. One can get all the nutrients yet and keep the weight under control and is considered a healthy snack in any weight loss diet plan.
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Great for detoxification
It is rich in fiber, which can help to get rid of toxins through the digestive tract. It also contains glucan and some special nutrients that helps to detoxify the waste components from the body.
High levels of calcium, magnesium and vitamin K are contained in broccoli, which are most important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis. So, It is a valuable natural remedy for improving the bone health and having a healthy bone structure.
It is a full of vitamin C and works as an antioxidant, which helps to maintain a glowing skin. It is full of minerals like copper and sink that helps to have a healthy skin, fight infections and increasing the immunity of the skin. Due to high level of fiber and 91 percent water, it helps to reduce line wrinkles.
Fights against allergies
Omega-3 fatty acids are contained in broccoli, which fights against allergy and prevents from them. It also help us to stay fit and fight with many diseases.