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Broccoli

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 “A cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories.”

Broccoli (Brassica Oleracea) is the world’s Healthiest Cruciferous vegetable, which grows as florets on stalks.

Health benefits:                        

 

Cancer prevention: The isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from broccoli’s glucosinolates are one of the keys to broccolis cancer-preventive and immune boosting properties benefits.

Cholesterol reduction: Like many whole foods, broccoli is packed with soluble fiber that draws cholesterol out of our body.

 

Anti-allergy and anti-inflammation: The omega-3 fatty acids present in broccoli are well known as an anti-inflammatory and flavonoids, which gives lessons to the impact of allergy-related substances on our body.

Powerful antioxidant: Out of all cruciferous vegetables, Broccoli contains most sources of vitamin C. Also concentrated in broccoli are the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, other powerful antioxidants.


Diet aid
: Broccoli is a good carb and high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintaining low blood sugar and curbs overeating.

Healthy bone: High level of Calcium and vitamin K present in Broccoli are important for bone health and prevention of Osteoporosis

Fun Fact: Broccoli has lutein which helps maintain healthy vision.


Fun Fact
: Did you know broccoli has calcium? Calcium helps us build strong bones and teeth,

 our muscles contraction and heartbeat, and our blood clot if we are bleeding.

 

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