Wednesday 14 October 2015

Broccoli - The World's Healthiest and Nutrients Food

Broccoli is a very good source of dietary fiber.  It has its roots in Italy and spread throughout the Near East where it was cherished for its edible flower heads and brought back to Italy where it was further cultivated. Broccoli was introduced to the United States, it contains dietary fiber, pantothenic acid, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, vitamin A, B1, B6 and E, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, niacin, selenium, choline, potassium, and copper.

Broccoli - The World's Healthiest and Nutrients Food

Broccoli Nutrients Benefits
  • Broccoli is a good source of vitamins K & C, folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium and dietary fiber. 
  • Special nutrients found in broccoli are Glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin are 3 glucosinolate phytonutrients.
  • It helps for detox process, including activation, neutralization, and elimination of unwanted contaminants
  • Broccoli helps to solve our vitamin D deficiency epidemic, vitamin K and vitamin A helps for metabolism in balance.
  • It has rich source of a flavonoid called kaempferol (hypoallergenic diet) has impact of allergy-related substances on our body.
Vitamin K – necessary for the functioning of many proteins helps for blood clotting
Vitamin C – builds collagen (forms body tissue and bone). It is a powerful antioxidant helps cuts and wounds heal which protects your body from damaging free radicals.
Fiber  - contains high fiber. It will promote digestive health. It helps for lower cholesterol.
Potassium - a mineral and electrolyte. It helps our body for the function of nerves and heart contraction.
Folate - It helps to produce and maintain the new cells in our body.

Health Benefits in Broccoli
  • Chronic inflammation 
  • Oxidative stress
  • Inadequate detoxification
These three types of problems have yet to become part of the public health focus

Broccoli and Cardiovascular Support
  • Decreased risk of heart attacks and strokes
  • Cholesterol-lowering ability
  • Major contribution in B-complex vitamins
  • Vitamin B6 and folate intake can help from the risk of excessive homocysteine formation
Broccoli and Digestive  Support
  • It contains Fiber support, and ITC (isothiocyanate) support
  • 1 gram of dietary fiber = 10 calories
  • Prevent bacterial overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori
Broccoli and Cancer Prevention
  • Combination of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pro-detoxification components
  • Broccoli is a unique food for cancer prevention
  • These foods are better than pills when it comes to providing vitamins
  • It decreased risk of prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, and ovarian cancer
Other Health Benefits Provided by Broccoli

Eye health
  •     Two carotenoids(lutein and zeaxanthin) play an important role in the health of the eye.
Skin support
  •     Sun-damaged skin
  •     Glucoraphanin found in broccoli, it protects your skin
Increasing research interest
  •     Excellent source of vitamin K and also of vitamin A
  •     Vitamin K and vitamin A appear to help keep our vitamin D metabolism in proper balance.


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