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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Broccoli: Health Benefits

Your parents knew what was going on when they told you to eat your broccoli. This green vegetable is packed with nutrients. It is reputed to benefit digestion, cardiovascular system and the immune system, and to have anti-inflammatory properties and even prevent cancer. Moreover, broccoli is low in sodium and calories, about 31 calories per serving. It is also a fat-free vegetable.

Broccoli has an impressive nutritional profile. It is "high in fiber, rich in vitamin C and potassium has, B6, and vitamin A," raved Victoria Jarzabkowski, a nutritionist with Fitness Institute of Texas, University of Texas at Austin. " For a nonstarchy vegetable, it has a good amount of protein. "
Broccoli is a good source of lutein, an antioxidant compound and sulforaphane, which is a very powerful antioxidant,
Broccoli also contains additional nutrients, including some magnesium, phosphorus, some zinc and iron.

Here are the nutrition facts for broccoli, according to the Food and Drug Administration of the United States, which regulates the labeling of food through the National Labelling Act and Education:

Broccoli is also packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants. Phytochemicals are chemicals in plants that are responsible for the color, smell and taste. Research shows that they have many healthy.

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Health Benefits of Broccoli

Cholesterol Reduction

According Jarzabkowski, broccoli can help reduce cholesterol because soluble vegetable fiber in the binder with cholesterol in the blood. This connection makes it easier to excrete the cholesterol and therefore reduces cholesterol level in the body.

Hearth Health Benefits

In addition to lowering cholesterol, broccoli can help heart health by helping to keep the strong blood vessels. Sulforaphane in broccoli is also an anti-inflammatory and may be able to prevent or blood vessel damage caused by pad sugar problems in chronic blood reverse. And B complex of vitamins vegetable can help control or reduce excessive homocysteine, Excess homocysteine, an amino acid that builds up after a person eats red meat increases the risk of coronary heart disease.


Phytocheimcals Glucoraphanin
, Gluconasturtiin and glucobrassicin up a formidable trio in broccoli. Together they help every step of the body's detoxification process, activation neutralization and elimination of contaminants

Digestion Benefits

digestive benefits of broccoli, she chalked up mainly high in vegetable fibers. Broccoli has about 1 gram of fiber per 10 calories. Fiber helps keep you regular and helps maintain the levels of healthy bacteria in the intestines.

Broccoli also helps in digestion by helping to maintain healthy stomach lining. Sulforaphane in broccoli helps keep the Helicobacter pylori stomach to become overgrown or clinging too tightly to the wall of the stomach.Broccoli sprouts are particularly well placed to help in this way. Mice that were fed broccoli sprouts per day for two months reduced levels of H. pylori in the stool of over 40 percent.

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