Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Wholefood nutrition: nutritional benefits of broccoli

Broccoli is part of the brassica and cruciferous veggie family. 

They are excellent for detoxification and have a higher anti-cancer phytochemical content than any other vegetable family.

Among all the cabbages belonging to crucifer family, broccoli stands out as among the richest in proteins, calcium, provitaminA (beta-carotene). It is rich in potassium and low in sodium. 

Broccoli also is a great source of vitamin C, biotin and other micro-nutrients that are important for the skin.

Broccoli is an appropriate food for those suffering heart failure at any level. It should be included in the diets of obese and diabetics because it is very low in calories and sugars.

It should be boiled as little as possible to avoid loss of its nutritional properties.

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