10 Health Benefits of Broccoli

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Published on June 3, 2015 by HWC

10 Health Benefits of Broccoli

Vitamin C

Broccoli contains the RDA of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant required for curbing free radicals. And, vitamin C is a good antihistamine that helps you to relieve from cold.

Blood Pressure

In addition to having potassium, Broccoli also has magnesium and calcium that controls blood pressure.

Bone Health

Rich in both vitamin K and calcium, Broccoli helps to keep bones healthy and prevents osteoporosis.

Boosts Immune System

Beta-carotene present in Broccoli helps boost the immune system. Minerals such as selenium and zinc bolster the immune defense actions.

Prevents cancer

Glucoraphanin in Broccoli will be processed by the body into anti-cancer compound sulforaphane. This will prevent cancer.

Healthy Heart

Sulforaphane, one of the isothiocyanates (ITCs) in Broccoli, has anti-inflammatory properties that reverse few damaged blood vessels linings, which is caused due to inflammation.

Restrains Overeating

Broccoli is a good carbohydrate and has high amounts of fiber, which helps in digestion. It also averts constipation, controls over eating and maintains low blood sugar.

Prevents Birth Defects

Folic acid present in Broccoli is a vitamin that can prevent birth defects. And, the rich anti-oxidant compounds present in broccoli protect sperms and prevents them for genetic damage and certain birth defects.

Diabetes

Sulforaphane, a compound that is present in Broccoli helps reverses diabetes. Sulforaphane produces enzymes that protects blood vessels and prevent the molecules that lead to cell damage.

Regulates Hormones

Estrogen is the vital sex hormone that is present in both men and women. Hence, the secretion of this hormone should be balanced. The nutrients present in Broccoli reduce the negative effects caused by excessive secretion of estrogen.

 

 

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