Why broccoli is good for your health?
Broccoli has a great nutritional value: it brings you among others vitamins (A, C, K, B1, B2, B3 and B6) and minerals that strengthen the immune system.
Broccoli contains mostly vitamins C and K. Raw broccoli is a natural antioxidant that helps prevent many diseases, usually caused by the accumulation of free radicals. Its bioactive compounds have noticeable anticancer effects (cancer of the colon, lung, stomach, prostate, breast …). In the case of bladder cancer, broccoli has been shown to promote healing..
In general, be aware that high consumption of fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of getting a cardiovascular disease (thanks to kaempferol, a flavoid found in broccoli and tea).
Broccoli also helps keep the skin in good condition and prevents premature aging. Broccoli is rich in folic acid, essential in cell regeneration and overall body development. It is strongly recommended to pregnant women but also to anemic, because it promotes the absorption of iron.
Regularly eating broccoli helps prevent the retention of fluid and toxins in the body; in fact, broccoli has diuretic effects. In addition, it contains effective fibers against constipation.
Broccoli helps prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis, thanks to its contribution of vitamins K and calcium: the bones are stronger and better preserved.
Lutein in Broccoli prevents certain diseases of the eye, such as cataracts, by protecting the retina from oxidation and the harmful effects of free radicals.
A study in elderly people also showed that broccoli slows down neuronal degeneration and acts as a memory maintenance agent.
To take advantage of the benefits of broccoli, it is better to eat raw or not too cooked. Note: Despite these benefits, broccoli is not recommended for people with irritable bowel syndrome.