Did you like to eat vegetables like broccoli when you were little? Most will answer no…. and some will say NO even as adults. Some people don´t like veggies… which is why this time we want to present you the benefits of “broccoli” AKA “the little green trees”.
For its sulforaphane content:
1.It works as an aid in the elimination of toxins in our cells.
2.Promotes cardiovascular health.
3.Has anti-inflammatory potential.
For its fiber content:
4. It can help prevent constipation.
For its content of vitamin A and C:
5.Has a positive impact on the immune system.
6.Has antioxidant properties.
7.Vitamin C is an aid in the collagen production process, which promotes healthy skin.
For its iron content:
8. May help prevent anemia.
For its calcium content:
9.Helps maintain healthy and strong bones.
Now you have 9 more reasons to integrate ´´green trees´´ into your diet. Think no more! and don´t hesitate to contact your nutritionist or health specialist for advice to integrate some more into your diet.
Author: Nerissa Álvarez
Review: Betzabe Guido
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Zamora, E. (2016). Broccoli cultivation. Guides series – vegetable production. University of Sonora. Hermosillo, Mexico.
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