Broccoli as a Superfood

Most kids hate broccoli – some adults, too. But there is a reason why we are forced to eat this vegetable. It is because it’s a super food.

With the long list of nutritional health benefits one can get out of eating broccoli, it shouldn’t be a surprised that it is tagged as a super food. Imagine, just two florets of broccoli, as long as it’s cooked lightly or raw, already count as a vegetable portion. That’s how nutritious it is.

What specifically will broccoli do for your body?

With the stress of everyday living, people seem to grow old prematurely. It isn’t just stress, but the processed foods we eat make us prone to sickness and ageing. But broccoli is rich in lutein, an antioxidant that delays the progress of AMD or Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Broccoli in your daily diet would certainly make you postpone wrinkles for a few more years the natural way.

But beauty aside, there are so many other important health benefits in eating broccoli such as preventing cancer and heart disease, to name a few.

Broccoli is found to be abundant in phytochemicals that fight against cancer. Sulforaphane, beta-carotene, lutein, xeaxanthin are all carotenoids that help prevent different types of cancer, most especially that which affect the colon and bladder.

Aside from that, these natural chemicals protect the eyes and skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Broccoli is also an excellent source of folic acid which is believed to play a major part in the prevention of heart disease. It also aids in the brain development of unborn babies and prevents birth defects.

And because this cruciferous vegetable is dense in nutrients – in fact, one of densest of all known foods – it is considered by many nutritionists as a superfood.