• Broccoli contains vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, potassium, sulforaphane, and fiber
  • broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family (which includes kale, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbage and more). These nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little calories. Broccoli ranks among the top 20 foods on the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) which measure vitamin, mineral and phytonutrient content in relation to caloric content
  • broccoli contains the sulfur containing compound sulforaphane – that gives cruciferous vegetables their bitter bite. Research indicates sulforaphane  can inhibit the enzyme histone deacetylase known to be involved in the progression of cancer cells. Sulforaphane is being studies for its ability to delay or impede cancers such as melanoma, esophageal, prostate, pancreatic, colon and lung.
  • the vitamin folate found in broccoli has been shown to decrease the risk of breast cancer in women. It also shows promise in protecting against colon, stomach, pancreatic & cervical cancers.
  • one cup of broccoli provides over 100% of your daily need of vitamin K. Consuming an adequate amount of vitamin K daily improves bone health by improving calcium absorption and reducing urinary excretion of calcium. Broccoli also contributes to your daily need for calcium with 43 milligrams in one cup.
  • Broccoli provides 81 milligrams of vitamin C in just one cup. The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form, can fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the min support system of the skin. Broccoli also provides vitamins A & E, both crucial for healthy looking skin.
  • Eating foods with a natural fiber like broccoli can prevent constipation, maintain healthy digestive tract and lower the risk of colon cancer. Adequate fiber promotes regularity, which is crucial for the daily excretion of toxins through the bile & stool. Dietary fiber may also play a role in regulating the immune system and inflammation. High fiber intakes are associated with lower risks of developing coronary disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and certain gastrointestinal diseases. It has also shown to lower blood pressure & cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity and enhance weight loss of obese individuals.