Broccoli These are the ten main reasons it is beneficial to consume this green vegetable called Brassica italic, belonging to the Brassicaceae family. Spain is the fifth largest producer globally, next to cauliflower with 450,100 tons.
1- It Has Anti-Cancer Properties Broccoli
Various studies have shown its protective function against the breast, uterus, prostate and internal organs such as the liver, colon, kidneys and intestines. These anti-cancer properties are enhanced by vitamins A, C and E, amino acids, zinc and potassium.
2- Protects the Heart
It helps eliminate cholesterol from the body and is high in fibre, which protects us from cardiovascular disease. Chromium, a mineral responsible for regulating blood sugar, also helps prevent high blood pressure.
3- Detoxifies the Body
Its antioxidant properties help eliminate toxins, free radicals and uric acid and purify the blood and skin. Vegetables like broccoli, radish, cauliflower, and cabbage contain selenium and improve the metabolism of estrogens produced in the liver, according to Dr Carlos Jarne, postgraduate in micronutrition at the University of Burgundy (France) and anti-ageing medicine (University of Barcelona).
4- Protects the Bones
Consuming broccoli is excellent for keeping bones healthy and strong due to its calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc content.
5- Take Care of the Eyes
Its nutrients like zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, as well as vitamin A, make broccoli a shield for eye health. The lutein it contains protects the eye from degenerative diseases such as cataracts and other age-related eye diseases. Prevents muscle degeneration, cataracts and UV damage.
6- Improves the Skin
It helps to have a much more attractive, young, smooth and shiny skin as it is an antioxidant and contains vitamin E, B, A, K and fatty acids Omega 3. Vitamin C produces collagen and keeps the skin healthy and healthy while vitamin E protects the cell membranes of the skin and protects against damage caused by UVA radiation.
7- Prevents Anemia
Iron and broccoli proteins essential substances to combat anemia.
8- Prevents Constipation
Thanks to its fiber content, broccoli is recommended to combat constipation. Thanks to this property, it prevents stomach problems such as heartburn and inflammation and improves digestion. The sulfur compounds it contains, such as sulfa or ashine, effectively against Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcers and some types of stomach cancer. In addition, it is rich in calcium, especially in the trunk area. To preserve all its characteristics, And also it is good to take it “English style”, very little cooked or raw.
9- Strengthens the Immune system
Due to the presence of vitamin C beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals.
10- It is perfect for Taking Pregnancy
Broccoli is a portion of very nutritious and necessary food in Pregnancy. It is rich in folic acid, protein, calcium, antioxidants, fiber and phosphorus. Every expectant mother should consume it.