Many people know about its healing properties today. But to become a welcome guest in our kitchen broccoli is worthy not only because of its extraordinary benefit.
Broccoli’s cabbage was grown by the ancient Romans, although its path to the rest of Europe was very long. Today in our kitchen it is very popular – in a light salad with a drop of olive oil or hot, fried or boiled, seasoned with butter. In recent decades, broccoli has completely escaped to the leaders among vegetables. Its anti-cancer properties are evidenced by a lot of research, but he repeatedly wrote about them, including on the pages of Psychologies, neuropsychologist David Cervarwa-Shreiber*. As in most cruciferous ones, it contains sulforafan – antitoxic and antibacterial substance. Moreover, it is good not only for cancer prevention. Broccoli is exceptionally rich in vitamins. For example, with equal weights of broccoli, it contains more vitamin C than orange. The main thing is not to cook broccoli for too long, because then it loses part of its useful qualities. Due to the high content of groups of group A, it has antioxidant properties, which is valuable with eye diseases. As in many green vegetables, in broccoli there are a lot of vitamin B9, which helps to renew cells, so it is recommended for pregnant women.
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In this low -calorie product (34 kcal per 100 g) there are few carbohydrates and a lot of fiber, so it is recommended to diabetics, as well as those who seek to lose weight. Recent studies have shown that broccoli can also help in the fight against chronic bronchitis, which smokers are primarily subject to **. It is difficult to resist the temptation of a product that has such wonderful properties. Choose a head of a closed stem and compressed inflorescences and cook broccoli as you like.
* D. Servo-Shreiber “Antirac” (Ripol Classic, 2010).
** ch. Harvey “Restoration of Bacterial Phagocytossis
in Alvelar Macrophages From Copd Patients by Targeting Nrf2″. Science Translational Medicine, 2011, Vol. 9.