So what’s so great about broccoli? Well, beyond being cute little green “trees” that can make a tasty addition to sautees, casseroles, stir-frys, and more, broccoli can pack a powerful health punch that can do a surprising amount of heavy lifting for such a little plant. It’s been around since around the 6th Century BC, and for good reason. It boasts benefits ranging from helping to lower cholesterol and promoting healthy skin. For all these reasons, it’s a great idea to add broccoli to your daily health regimen.
A Powerful Food
Broccoli contains a strong mixture of powerful nutrients, minerals, compounds and vitamins that mix together to create a healthy food cocktail. Broccoli includes large amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber, folate, potassium, selenium, vitamin A, manganese, tryptophan, vitamin B6, and phosphorus. These cute little tree-like veggies are a rich source of phytonutrient glucosinolates, flavonoids, and various other antioxidant compounds that can treat you to a major health boost. In addition to being yummy, broccoli does the following:
● Detoxifies the body and skin.
● Prevents and treats cancer.
● Prevents heart disease and stomach issues.
● Boosts immunity.
● Regulates blood pressure.
● Helps with healthy pregnancies.
● Improves bone health.
Since broccoli has vitamin-C, sulfur, and amino acids, it is a great detoxifier. It helps to remove free radicals and toxins like uric acid from the body, thereby purifying the blood and preventing a myriad of skin issues such as rashes, eczema, dermatitis and more. The properties that broccoli has like beta-carotene and vitamin-C, as well as other nutrients like vitamin B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A & K, omega 3 fatty acids, helps promote radiant, gorgeous skin.
Cancer Prevention And Treatment
Thanks to the presence of strong anti-carcinogenic compounds like glucoraphanin, diindolylmethane, beta-carotene, selenium and other nutrients like vitamin C, A, and E, zinc, potassium and certain amino acids, broccoli can be a powerful treatment for cancers, especially cancers like breast cancer and uterine cancer, since it removes Estrogen from the body.
Good For Stomach Issues
Most people don’t get enough fiber in their diet, and fiber can help prevent a number of stomach issues. Broccoli is a very rich source of fiber, which can help prevent constipation, which is at the root of many stomach issues. The magnesium and vitamins present in it also cure acidity, facilitate proper digestion and absorption of nutrients from the food and soothe the stomach by reducing inflammation.
Blood Pressure And Heart Disease
Thanks in part to the fiber and nutrients, broccoli can help reduce bad cholesterol and keep the heart functioning properly by regulating blood-pressure. Some studies show that when you steam broccoli, the fiber components combine more efficiently with the stomach bile, making it much easier and efficient to excrete. Reducing bile has a strong impact on cholesterol levels which can help with your heart health. The potassium found in broccoli is a vasodilator that can boost blood flow and oxygenation of essential organs by relaxing tension and stress of veins and blood vessels.
Adding more broccoli to your diet, or even as a supplement can provide your skin and body with a boost of healthy properties. Aminocare’s Broc-Colinic contains powerful amounts of Sulforaphane Glucosinolate and has the ability to neutralize the chemical toxins, electrophiles and free radicals responsible for the initiation of carcinogenesis. Sulforaphane Glucosinolate activates the body's natural enzymes for detoxification and those with antioxidant properties, protecting cells from harmful free radical damage.