Broccoli is a superfood and a powerhouse of nutrition that provides outstanding health benefits. Here are three of them:
- It helps with body detoxification. Broccoli has three glucosinolates, phytonutrients that has been shown to help nourish the liver, which enhances its function, and aids in the process of removing unwanted contaminants.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties. This is mainly due to its rich source of the flavonoid, kaempferol. Research has shown that Kaempferol reduces inflammation and lowers the risk of developing chronic diseases.
- It has anti-oxidant power. Broccoli has special concentration of carotenoids and other antioxidants that have been proven, through studies, to be helpful in reducing oxidative stress and the risk of cancer.
As you can see, broccoli has a unique combination of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and pro-detoxification components that make it a superfood worth eating.
So how much should you eat? I personally eat and recommend to my clients to eat about 5 cups throughout the week. Don’t forget! There is no one ‘miracle food’ that will prevent all diseases but rather the intake of various of all fruits and vegetables.
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