Properties of broccoli, a magical vegetable

Conscious TV

June 01, 2021

Broccoli has many properties. This deep green vegetable belonging to the cruciferous family is a real source of benefits for our organism. Broccoli has a mild and slightly sweet taste that makes it a food suitable for all palates, and it also has more vitamin C than an orange.

Broccoli is the result of the artificial selection and crossing of the best varieties of wild cabbage. It can be found fresh on the market almost all year round, but the cold seasons are the best time to eat it, both because it is in its natural season and its properties are more active, and for energy reasons, as what it provides us with is in line with what the body needs during these seasons.

It is a natural source of vitamins and antioxidants, which is why it has been given the title of "anti-cancer vegetable". High in fibre and very low in fat, broccoli is a complex carbohydrate, which means it brings sugar into the bloodstream gradually and keeps energy high, and it cleanses and detoxifies the body. Need more reasons to include it in your diet?

Benefits and properties of broccoli:

  • Several of its components help to fight different types of cancer: lung, breast, colon and stomach cancer.

  • It contains high doses of beta-carotene, which is transformed into vitamin A in the body, and whose function is to slow down cell oxidation.

  • It contains vitamin C, the best way to benefit from it is to eat broccoli raw or steamed.
  • It is rich in folic acid, related to the absorption of iron and essential in pregnancy, as it prevents spina bifida and malformations in the foetus.
  • It helps fight anemia.
  • It is an anti-stress food, its magnesium content makes it a natural relaxant, regulating nervous functions.
  • It is rich in calcium, so it should be given to children when they are growing and should also be present in the diet of people suffering from bone loss, or in menopause.
  • Eating broccoli increases the feeling of vitality.
  • It promotes healthy hair, hair and nails.
  • It purifies the body of toxins by improving liver function.