Broccoli is key in helping to fighting disease by enabling you to keep a healthy immune system. It’s also great for detoxing the body and can even help you looking younger.
Antioxidants and body cleansing
High in both antioxidants and fibre, broccoli is a deeply cleansing vegetable of both the entire digestive system and the liver, the body’s most important organ of detoxification. This has a beneficial effect on dieting as, when the liver is working to its full potential the whole body functions better, enabling you to absorb and use nutrients from food and eliminate waste effectively, and preventing the build up of toxings and storage of fat.
How does Broccoli help fight desease?
Broccoli is a powerhouse of antioxidant vitamin C, which is crucial for immune response. It is also a rich source of carotenoids, which are important for the thymus gland that regulates the immune and nervous system health. Broccoli contains sulphoraphanes, powerful anti-carinogenic chemicals that fight the development of tumours. It’s also full of fibre, vital for a digestive system, and has detoxifying properties to help cleanse the liver.
Broccoli keeps us looking younger
As well as being rich in vitamin C broccoli is also a rich source of a youth-preserving beta-carotene. With high levels of carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, broccoli has powerful anti-carcinogenic properties. As broccoli can increase vitamin A in the body, it also helps to improve skin conditions thus keeping you looking looking younger than people might think.
How much Broccoli should I eat?
Aim for two of three servings of broccoli a week and for the best absorbtion of nutrients why not try it raw of when cooking use a steamer.