10 Reasons to Love Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. I am not sure why it gets such a bad rap among children and in cartoons. It tastes so good. But what are the reasons to love and eat broccoli?

  1. They are full of antioxidants, like Vitamin C, carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, and many more.
  2. If they are steamed they have a powerful cholesterol-lowering quality to them.
  3. Due to high levels of Calcium and Vitamin K they are amazing for bone health.
  4. Broccoli is important for heart health because of the anti-inflammatory properties of sulforaphane in it.
  5. Phytonutrients, like plucoraphanin, gluconasturtiin and glucobrassicin in broccoli support all steps of the detoxification process.
  6. Just like other vegetables it is very alkaline, keeping our acid-alkaline balance stable.
  7. It is a good source of protein, 1 cup of broccoli has as much protein in it as a cup of rice.
  8. It is a good source of Vitamin A and K which is especially important to keep our Vitamin D metabolism in balance.
  9. Broccoli is high in fiber aiding digestion.
  10. It tastes super yummy!

So eat up your broccoli!

(Source)

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “10 Reasons to Love Broccoli

  1. Pingback: The Broccoli Receptor: Our First Line of Defense | NutritionFacts.org | New Jersey Health Federation

  2. Pingback: Shortfalls in carotenoid ( Pro-Vitamin A ) intake may impact women’s health « Health Research Report

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s