Broccoli – a unique “super”. This cruciferous vegetable is a lot of useful properties for health. And one anti-aging they are not limited to, reports newsyou.info.
Useful for eye health. Broccoli is rich in antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which prevent oxidative stress and cell damage in the eyes.
Prevents cancer. Numerous small studies have shown that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli contain various bioactive components that may protect against certain types of tumors like breast cancer, prostate, stomach, colon, bladder and others.
Keeps the sugar under control. Broccoli is especially useful for people with diabetes, as it helps to keep control of the sugar levels in blood. The positive effect of this vegetable researchers attribute at the expense of antioxidants and dietary fiber.
Prevents heart disease. Research suggests that broccoli reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides and are the main risk factors for heart disease. Studies also indicate that contained in broccoli specific antioxidants that help to reduce the risk of heart attack in General.
Relieves constipation. Since broccoli is rich in fiber and antioxidants, this vegetable helps maintain normal bowel function and digestive health.
Protects from aging. Sulforaphane – a bioactive component in broccoli has shown its ability to curb the aging process. In General, it is known that a healthy diet slows down these biochemical processes and prevents the development of age-related diseases.
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