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The Health Benefits of Broccoli

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Broccoli is a vegetable that’s known for its array of nutritional values and health benefits. Cancer prevention, immune system boost, effective remedy for anemia, relief from stomach disorders and low blood pressure are some of the health issues that broccoli can help with. Broccoli can be eaten raw, steamed or shallow fried but eating raw has more nutritional value.

Health benefits of broccoli include:

Detoxification process

Planning on natural ways to detox? Broccoli should be on your diet. Vitamin C, sulphur and certain amino acids present in broccoli are very good at detoxification. Itches, rashes, gout, arthritis, skin diseases like eczema are some of the problems related to having toxins in your body.  Broccoli assists in the removal of free radicals and toxins like uric acid from the body which purifies the blood, taking care of any problems you may face related to toxins.brocoli

Skin Care

For healthy, glowing and radiant skin, consume a lot of broccoli. A lot of exposure to the sun has negative effects on your skin. Glucoraphanin is one of the phytonutrients present in good amounts in broccoli; it’s been linked to reversing the negative effects to sun exposure. Beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin A, vitamin K, omega 3 fatty acids adds glamor to the skin, and folic acids are all present in Broccoli for keeping your skin glowing and young, as well as vitamin E which gives shine to the skin and hair while reviving skin tissue.

Strengthen your Immune systems

Broccoli has antioxidants like beta-carotene, minerals and vitamins, in particular copper, zinc and phosphorus. These help a great deal in boosting the immune system and protecting you from infections.

Healthy bones

Elderly people, children, pregnant women and lactating mothers are prone to weakening bones and teeth and calcium deficiencies. Broccoli is super rich in calcium and other nutrients like magnesium and zinc which are vital for your bone health.

Heart Health

Potassium available in broccoli acts as a vasodilator that can enhance your blood flow and oxygenation of important organs by relaxing tension and stress of veins and blood vessels. It has higher fiber content as well as good levels of beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins which lessen bad cholesterol and assists the proper function of the heart by regulating blood pressure.

Stomach disorders

Broccoli is high in fiber which is responsible for curing constipation. Fiber contributes to healthy bowel movements by retaining water and adding to the bulkiness of food. Magnesium and vitamins in broccoli cure acidity and aid in proper digestion and absorption of nutrients from food and soothe the stomach by reducing inflammation.fresh brocoli

You have an opportunity to buy directly organically grown broccoli every Saturday and Sunday at our Organic Farmers Markets – Prudy Arms Organic Farmers Market every Saturday from 9am – 4pm, in Karen, Marula lane and every Sunday from 10am – 2:45pm in Westlands – Sunny Daze, Peponi road, Peponi Gardens. Make a date with us.

 

 

 

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