Saturday, 24 June 2017

Broccoli the Nutrient Powerhouse

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In case you are having a thought of removing broccoli from your diet, wait a bit and read through. However, if it is not a part of your diet you are actually missing out. Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins, in fact, your dad was right when he said: “don’t take that broccoli off your plate”. It has reputation for providing certain health benefits in areas such as digestion, cardiovascular system, and the immune system, and has cancer-preventing properties. Because of its low-calorie content, it is very good in facilitating weight loss and fat burn.

Broccoli is rich in nutrients. High amount of fiber, high in vitamin C, contains potassium B6 and Vitamin A and protein (raved Victoria Jarzabkowski, a nutritionist at the Fitness Institute of Texas at the University of Texas at Austin).
Why broccoli? Since our quest is to live a natural and healthier life, then broccoli should be at the top of our grocery list. In an earlier article, we talked about the harmful effects of preservatives in foods. Our wellbeing is the most important.

Benefits of Consuming Broccoli

Detoxification of the body

Certain compounds in broccoli help detoxify the body example of such compounds are Phytochemicals glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiin, and glucobrassicin. Furthermore, these compounds help with every step of detoxification from activation to neutralization and finally elimination of contaminant. The proof to this effect can be found in a published study in the journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.

Helps in Cancer Management

Consuming a good amount of broccoli has been associated with lowering the risk of cancer. As suggested from studies that sulforaphane which contains sulfur is responsible for the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli. From research, it was discovered that the compound sulforaphane envelopes the enzyme histone deacetylase which is known to be responsible for cancer progression. This particular attribute of sulforaphane to stop cancer progression makes it a potential part of cancer treatment in the future. Furthermore, to decrease the risk of breast cancer in women, a compound known as folate is present in broccoli which can help with that. What then? Consuming a good amount of broccoli can help you naturally protect yourself from cancer such as colon, stomach, pancreatic and cervical cancers.

Help reduce the overall body Cholesterol Level

Broccoli is high in fiber making it a suitable part of a fat loss diet plan. In addition, the fiber it contains is soluble, this soluble fiber binds with the cholesterol in the blood this occurrence make cholesterol excretion easier

Nourishes the skin

The vitamin C it contains when consumed in its natural form, not as a supplement can help prevent skin deterioration caused by the sun, pollution etc. when it comes to skin care people look elsewhere for a solution, however, the fact is that broccoli contains a very high concentration of vitamin C which a very good vitamin for your skin.
For more reading Health Benefits of Broccoli

Note: this article is meant for information decimation purpose only, not to serve as a medical advice.

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  1. What an insightful article. Never knew broccoli was this good

    1. Do you know if broccoli can cure diabetis

    2. Diabetis have no cure for now, however, broccoli can be of help in managing the condition.