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The Health Benefits of Broccoli

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The Health Benefits of Broccoli

 

Broccoli is one of the cruciferous vegetables and is related closely to cabbage and cauliflower. Broccoli is an excellent accompaniment to stir fries and pastas and makes an excellent soup. It is also delicious raw or lightly steamed, or cooked with a cheese sauce. Health benefits of broccoli include cancer prevention, healthy eyesight, strong bones and healthy iron and haemoglobin levels.

 

Broccoli Nutrition

 

The health benefits of broccoli can be traced back to its superior nutritional content. Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables in the world. It is a rich source of the fat-soluble vitamins, A, E and K, as well as vitamins C, folate and B6. It also contains high doses of the minerals iron, calcium potassium, magnesium and phosphorous. Broccoli also contains additional antioxidant compounds, known as indoles and sulphoraphane and is a good source of lutein. Green plants also contain chlorophyll, which is similar to

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