Love it or hate it but you need it! That's the story of broccoli. These days broccoli is more of a fad than something people like. Every morning we see Halkers selling broccoli at exorbitant prices, and then we
11 Health Benefits Of Broccoli
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1. Helps with various body functions
Broccoli is high in potassium. Pottasium is an extremely important nutrient that is necessary for a healthy nervous system, regular muscle growth, and proper brain function.
2. Bone health
Broccoli contains both calcium and vitamin K. We know that calcium is important in preventing osteoporosis and maintaining good bone health. Vitamin K has the same function as calcium in the body.
3. High in protein
A cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn, with half the calories. This is the best offer
4. Regulates blood pressure
Broccoli is high in magnesium and calcium, which help regulate blood pressure. Therefore, all BP patients should definitely include broccoli in their diet.
5. Antioxidant properties
We associate vitamin C with citrus fruits. However, broccoli contains the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C, an antioxidant. This prevents colds and other tiny winy infections that we get when something changes. Broccoli also contains the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene, which are important antioxidants
6. Eases skin damage
Broccoli repairs skin damage by using glucoraphanin, which helps the skin repair itself. Therefore, the ability of the skin to heal itself is enhanced by consuming broccolli.
7. Heart health
Broccolli contains carotenoid lutein, which prevents the arteries from thickening in the human body and ultimately helps fight heart disease and shock. Fomate and B6 in broccoli also reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
8. High fiber
Broccoli is high in fiber. This simply means better digestion, no constipation, low blood sugar, and no cravings.
9. Eye health
Broccoli contains vitamin A, which makes up the retina. The retina is responsible for color vision.
10. Helps with vitamin D deficiency
Broccoli can help solve the vitamin D deficiency epidemic. If you are lacking in vitamin D and speaking supplements, make sure to include broccoli in your diet for better absorption.
11. Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying properties
Brocolli is by far one of the few foods with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and detoxifying properties. This arms broccoli against cancer – bladder cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.
NOTE – If you are taking blood thinning medicines, Brocolli can affect them.
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