Here we are, let’s getting more familiar to the world healthiest vegetable, the Broccoli. This kind of veggie is from cabbage family whose mostly green flower head just like cauliflower.
Do you know why it is called broccoli? It comes from Italian language for plural form of the flowering crest of cabbage, broccolo. And also, this vegetable is classified in Italica group of the species Brassica Oleracea.
Many people think broccoli is always in green color, but the fact is, there is another variety which also has different color, for example the Sicilian Broccoli which has purple color for the flower head.
Most of people will cook broccoli by boiling, steaming, or sauté. Some of them also like to eat it raw as salad, or even they make it as broccoli soup or stew.
How about you? Do you like broccoli? Or you don’t like it?
If you are curious why most people love to eat broccoli so much, read these a bunch advantages from eating broccoli, it will change your mind and start to like eating it.
- Broccoli helps us fight cancer
Some researches prove that broccoli can really help to prevent cancer, especially lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and breast cancer. It is because this vegetable contains sulforaphane, a sulfur-containing which gives cruciferous vegetables (like cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage) a bitter bite, this compound gives the vegetable a cancer-fighting power. In addition, broccoli also has folate which has been proved can decrease the risk of breast cancer.
- Improve digestion and natural detoxification
This green flower head vegetable has natural fiber in it, which helps our digestion system, so it can prevent us from colon cancer cell. It also helps our body to do detoxification by flash away all the toxins that has come to our body. Moreover, its fiber can draw cholesterol out of our body, so broccoli can help to reduce your cholesterol level. Then, this fiber will also help to lose weight. It means broccoli is a smart choice to be inserted in your diet menu.
- Reducing allergic reaction and inflammation
Due broccoli contains significant amount of omega 3 fatty acids; it can help to reduce inflammation. And also there is kaemmpferol in it which has been proved by some researches that can lessen the impact of allergy-related substances on your body.
- Containing a lot of Vitamins and antioxidant
Broccoli is a vegetable which contains antioxidant the most, and also the most source of vitamin C. No wonder, this veggie can also boost up your energy level and alkalize our body as well as give contribution on our bone health.
So, what are you waiting for? Start to cook and eat broccoli NOW for healthier life!