I first tumbled upon broccoli the moment I decided to keep a diet. And since I am not necessarily a huge vegetables fan and my stomach problems don’t allow me to eat all sort of veggies, it was quite a challenge to find the right combo that could work on the long term. So my list was not very varied, but at least I head what I call nowadays my heart veggies: carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.
Now out of these three, I was mostly impressed by broccoli, due to its huge list of benefits that I want to share with you today!
Broccoli against cancer
We all know that fruits and vegetables in general are known to be extremely healthy and recommended to be included in your diet. However, how many veggies do you know that actively fight cancer cells? Sulforaphane, the same compound that gives broccoli its bitter-ish taste, is what fights cancer, especially colon and lung cancer. Oh and side note, do you know which other vegetable has the same specification? Cauliflower! (Just saying)
Broccoli and its antioxidants
So this is great when it comes to preventing constipation, creating a healthy tract system, all in all helping you detoxified. Also, dietary fiber has been proven to work wonders on the immune system and inflammation.
Helps you look a few years younger
Along with antioxidants, broccoli contains a great deal of vitamin C which helps fight skin damaged that might have been caused by the sun or pollution. It also reduces wrinkles and improves your skin texture. Also, vitamin C has a huge role in the production of collagen, along with vitamin A and E which are both provided by, guess who? Broccoli!
Your best friend in your diet
Broccoli is great when it comes to carbs, plus it’s high in fiber, so it will be your best friend when it gets to digestions, diets (eases the feeling of hunger). Oh and don’t forget that broccoli is a great source of proteins (since we love talking about proteins and their importance), so whether you are a vegetarian or not, you can easily add it to your list of veggies.
It takes care of your eyes
If you are an eyeglass addict like myself, this will be quite essential. Broccoli contains carotene, vitamin A, phosphorous and other vitamins such B complex, vitamin C as we mentioned, and E. these vitamins add up and form a shield against macular degeneration, cataract and they can even repair damages done by radiations.
I hope I have made my case and managed to convince you to add broccoli to your next meal. The possibilities of preparing and storing broccoli are endless, so if you didn’t like it raw, you might as well give it another shot under a different shape. I will be talking in a different article about the possibilities of best cooking broccoli and how to incorporate it in our day-to-day diet so keep tuned and keep it green!