For those who have still not discovered the amazing benefits of the humble broccoli, here are a few reasons why you should indeed consider making it a part of your diet. A staple in so many cultures, found in most parts of the world and not very hard on the pocket, it is truly a must add to your lifestyle.
A few reasons why it is a must add to your list when you make a bee line for the grocery store are listed below:
Helps reduce Cholesterol
Broccoli is known for its high soluble fiber content, which helps bind the cholesterol in the blood. This process of binding, makes it much easier for cholesterol to be excreted from the body, thus reducing overall levels of cholesterol. Broccoli sprouts are more beneficial for this benefit.
Helps in detoxification
Broccoli sprouts can help detoxify the body of harmful carcinogens. 3 day old cruciferous sprouts of broccoli contain very large amounts of a protective enzyme that can be instrumental in the process of detoxification.
Promote heart health
Broccoli not only helps keep cholesterol levels in check but it also helps promote positive heart health by way of strengthening blood vessels. Its anti-inflammatory properties and sullforaphane content can help prevent and even reverse the damage that has been done to blood vessel linings, which may be caused due to blood sugar levels.
Regular consumption of broccoli, also helps with digestion, promotion of good eye health, its anti inflammatory properties help reduce the effects of joint damage and is also known to help prevent certain cancers.
Get in touch with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist today to speak with a Homeopath to learn how you can make this amazing food a part of your diet to live a long and healthy life free of disease.