Broccoli

Jul
2012
03

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Broccoli

Broccoli has a broad nutritional profile with more vitamin C than most citrus fruits and more calcium than milk.

About – Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and related to cabbage and cauliflower. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually green and sometimes purplish green, which are the most commonly consumed part of the plant and which grow tree-like on thick edible fibrous and crunchy stalks.

Nutrition – Broccoli is a nutritional superstar. Its vitamins include Vitamin A, C and B complex vitamins, including: thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6 and folate. Its minerals include: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Broccoli is fiber-rich, which helps the digestive system and reduces blood cholesterol levels. It is rich in isothiocyanates, a class of very potent anti-carcinogens that fight and help prevent cancer. Broccoli also produces sulforaphane, which manufactures enzymes that are powerful cancer fighters. Its beta-carotene transforms into vitamin A, one of its many powerful antioxidants that destroy free radicals. Broccoli is a low-glycemic food that helps to normalize blood sugar. It assists in weight loss by controlling the body’s response to insulin. Broccoli is high in enzymes and helps detoxify the body helping to prevent diseases and keep the body running smoothly. Studies have shown the nutritional benefits of broccoli linked with preventing or controlling many illnesses and diseases including: Alzheimer’s, diabetes, stomach and colon cancer, malignant tumors, lung cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and even the aging process.

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