Broccoli the Super or the Secret – (The Veg with an Afro)

It’s Fall, best time for cold, many do not know that Broccoli is a super Vitamin C good for colds.  Apart from that Broccoli

many health benefits we can profit from:Health Benefits of Broccoli

We know that vegetables have an impressive way of offering widespread benefits to your health, and broccoli is no exception. When you eat broccoli, you’re getting dozens, maybe even hundreds, of super-nutrients that support optimal, body-wide health.

Benefits of Broccoli

Arthritis: Recent tests on cells, tissues and mice show that a sulfur-rich broccoli compound, sulforaphane, blocks a key destructive enzyme that damages cartilage.1 It’s thought that increasing broccoli in your diet may help to slow down and even prevent osteoarthritis.

Cancer: In this study, the researchers collected tissue samples over the course of the study and found that the men who ate broccoli showed hundreds of beneficial changes in genes known to play a role in fighting cancer. Sulforaphane in broccoli has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells, thereby striking to the root of tumor growth, and the broccoli compound glucoraphanin — a precursor to sulforaphane – boosts cell enzymes that protect against molecular damage from cancer-causing chemicals

Blood Pressure and Kidney Health:Sulforaphane in broccoli may also significantly improve your blood pressure and kidney function, according to yet another study in which hypertensive rats with impaired kidney function were given sulforaphane. The natural compound improved the rats’ kidney function and lowered their blood pressure by normalizing DNA methylation patterns within their cells

Central nervous system:Broccoli contains high levels of potassium that can help in optimal functioning of brain, to keep healthy central nervous system and promotes regular development of muscles too.

Anti-Aging and Immune System Health:In theory, this means that eating vegetables that contain sulforaphane, such as broccoli, could quite literally slow down the hands of time. Sulforaphane also seems to stimulate a variety of antioxidant defense pathways in your body that can directly reduce oxidative stress and slow down the decline in your immune system that happens with age

Heart Health, Especially for Diabetics: Sulforaphane encourages production of enzymes that protect the blood vessels, and reduces the number of molecules that cause cell damage — known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)

Is rich in beneficial nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein and vitamin C. Which is good for COLDS

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2 thoughts on “Broccoli the Super or the Secret – (The Veg with an Afro)

  1. Awesome review of broccoli here Maureen. I learned a lot. A vegetarian recently told me that it has protein in it (as you mention) and I never would have suspected that. I think I’ll start eating more of it

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