Love it or hate it but you need it ! That’s the story of Broccoli.
11 Health Benefits of Broccoli
Before I start bragging how wonderful Broccoli is , take a look at the nutrition chart below –
Let’s start bragging now 😛
1. Helps in various body functions
Broccoli is rich in potassium. Pottasium is an extremely important nutrient required for healthy nervous system,regular muscle growth and proper brain function.
2. Bone Health
Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K. Now Calcium, we know is important for prevention of osteoporosis and good bone health. Vitamin K has the same function as that of Calcium in the body.
3. High protein
A cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories. Now, that’s the Best deal 🙂
4. Regulates Blood Pressure
Broccoli contains a lot of magnesium and calcium that regulates blood pressure.So all BP patients should include Broccolli in their diet without fail.
5. Antioxidant properties
We associate Vitamin C with citrus fruits. But broccoli contains the RDA of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. This prevents cold and other tiny winy infections that we get during whether changes. Broccoli also contains carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene which are key antioxidants
6. Eases Skin Damage
Broccoli repairs skin damage due to glucoraphanin, that helps the skin to repair itself. Hence, the skin’s property of self healing becomes better by eating Broccolli.
7. Heart Health
Broccolli contains carotenoid lutein that prevents the thickening of arteries in the human bod , ultimately helps in fighting against heart disease and stoke. Fomate and B6 in broccoli also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
8. High Fiber
Broccoli is high in fiber. This simply means better digestion, no constipation, low blood sugar, and no cravings.
9. Eye Health
Broccoli contains vitamin A which forms retinal. Retinal is responsible for color vision.
10. Helps in Vitamin D deficiency
Broccoli can help to solve vitamin D deficiency epidemic. If you are deficient in Vitamin D and talking supplements, make sure you include Broccoli in your diet for better absorption.
11. Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, and Pro-detoxification properties
Brocolli is by far one of the few foods that has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pro-detoxification properties. This arms Broccoli against cancer – bladder cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer.
NOTE – If you are taking blood thinning medicines, Brocolli might interfere with them.
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