Contrary to the statement of former US President George W. Bush regarding his negative attitude towards broccoli, today we present 10 reasons why it should be an essential part of your diet.
Broccoli contains high doses of potassium (about 300mg per 100g of broccoli), thus helping to regulate blood pressure.
80g of broccoli contain the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.
High levels of potassium, in addition to protecting the cardiovascular system, also maintain the nervous system and enable optimal work of the brain, and also promote proper muscle development.
It contains high doses of calcium and vitamin K, which are responsible for bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis.
With a high dose of beta-carotene as well as the trace minerals zinc and selenium, broccoli strengthens the immune system.
In the last 25 years, the effects of a number of anti-oxidant and anti-cancer substances such as glucoraphanin and indole-3-carbinol have been accelerated. These substances have been shown to help prevent ulcers, as well as stomach cancer, slow the growth of breast cancer, cervical and prostate cancers, and strengthen liver function.
Broccoli is rich in fiber, which helps digestion, prevents constipation, lowers blood sugar levels.
Studies have shown that the carotenoid lutein contained in broccoli helps with age-related vision loss and also has anti-cancer effects.
The same carotenoid lutein that helps preserve vision reduces or prevents the thickening of the walls of the arteries, thus fighting against heart attack and heart disease. Vitamin B6 and folate also help in this part.
Broccoli promotes skin regeneration and acts on its detoxification.