Organic Broccoli Fights Cancer

Nutrition: calcium, magnesium, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, beta-carotene ,phosphorus, high in vitamin C, folic acid

Benefits: anti-cancer, antioxidant, intestinal cleanser, excellent sours of fibre, antibiotic, antiviral, stimulates liver.

Organic Broccoli has been hailed as a ‘superfood’ after several studies suggested it had anti-cancer properties. Organic Broccoli are rich sources of the cancer-fighting agents sulforaphane and indole-3 carbinol. Sulforaphane is a phytochemical known as isothiocyanate, which has the super power in stimulating the body in fighting cancer. Sulforaphane’s capabilities are more effective as preventive measures against cancer. The cruciferous plant with the highest concentration of sulforaphane is broccoli. Organic Broccoli is also very rich in glucosinolates, which are very effective in fighting cancers. Studies have found that individuals consuming large amounts of broccoli regularly significantly lower the risk for colon, breast, cervical, lung, prostate, esophageal, and bladder cancer. Just a few additional portions of broccoli each week could protect men from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer kills more men than any other kind except for lung cancer. Each year, 680,000 men worldwide are diagnosed with the disease and about 220,000 will die from it.

Beneficial especially for women:

Broccoli contains phytonutrients, called indole and sulforaphane, which may help prevent breast cancer. These phytonutrients help block an estrogen metabolite that promotes breast cancer growth (specifically, the estrogen-sensitive type). Moreover, its folic acid content is good for pregnant women to prevent birth defects in the fetus. The large amount of calcium in broccoli may also prevent osteoporosis.

Antioxidants to boost the immune system:

Broccoli is a unique vegetable because it contains several antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C and glutathione, which all benefit the immune system. Some people take in glutathione in supplement form but some experts say that this may not be as effective as the natural form found in broccoli. Glutathione is said to work by helping the liver neutralize cancerous substances and pollutants, including mercury and lead.

For heart and cholesterol problems:

Most vegetables are rich in fiber and thus helps reduce blood cholesterol levels. Fiber also helps regulate bowel movement and is said to “cleanse” the intestines. In addition to fiber, broccoli has a high Vitamin C and potassium content, which helps in normal heart function.

For weight loss:

Considered a low calorie food, broccoli is an ideal vegetable for those on a diet. Each cup of steamed broccoli contains only 46 calories. The high fiber content of its stem (or spears) makes one feel fuller. For adults and children on a weight-loss program, steamed broccoli spears can be a healthy snack.

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