Broccoli

By Refadoc, Posted on : Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 5:42 pm IST

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli – the vegetable which is not only loaded with all the essential nutrients but is also known widely because of its therapeutic properties. Broccoli contains high amounts of fiber and is also a rich source of Vitamin C. In fact, it has been known that only a 100 gram serving of the vegetable provides you with more than 150% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C. Broccoli also contain Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin K, B complex as well as Zinc and Phosphorus.

Phytonutrients found in Broccoli are known to reduce the risk of developing Diabetes, Heart disease as well as cancer.

Health Benefits of Broccoli:

The following are the major health benefits of Broccoli:

  • Prevents Osteoarthritis: Broccoli contains a compound known as Sulfophane which aids to fight against Osteoarthritis. Sulfophane is known to block the cartilage destroying enzymes by intercepting the molecule which causes inflammation.
  • Protects your skin: Broccoli helps to protect against skin cancer. It has been found that the topical application of Broccoli is known to reduce the damaging effects of UV Radiations.
  • Heart Damage and Diabetes: Eating Broccoli is known to promote the production of the enzymes which help to protect the heart blood vessels from damage.
  • Reduces the risk of cancer: Eating Broccoli for as little as three times a month is known to reduce the chance of developing Bladder Cancer by almost 40%

The Right Way to Eat Broccoli:

Broccoli contains an enzyme known as Myrosinase which is known to reduce the risk of developing cancer. The enzyme works by changing the sulphur based chemicals (Glucosinolates) into Isothiocyanates, which have anti cancer properties. However, it is to be noted that if the vegetable is overcooked, it can undermine the beneficial effects of this enzyme. Therefore, in order to avail the maximum benefits of the vegetable, try to steam cook it!

You can also try eating raw Broccoli in order to avail the maximum gain out of this vegetable.

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