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1. Broccoli - a product with negative calorie.
In spite of its high nutritional value, it contains very few calories. In 100 grams of broccoli only 30 calories, which means that the processing of this product body will spend more calories than it contains. Therefore slimming broccoli irreplaceable product.
2. Broccoli is useful for intestine.
Thanks to the rich content of fiber, broccoli improves digestion, prevents constipation, thereby indirectly helping to lose weight.
3. Broccoli useful in diabetes.
A large amount of chromium contained in the cabbage, helps in controlling diabetes by regulating the amount of insulin in the body.
4. Broccoli protects the eyes from cataracts.
In this cabbage many carotenoids, in particular lutein, which prevents the development of cataract eye. Additionally, lutein and prevents thickening of the artery reduces the risk of heart disease, in particular stroke.
5. Broccoli - good detoksikant.
This cabbage contains sulfur, some essential amino acids and vitamin C. These substances help remove toxins and free radicals from the body.
6. Prevention of osteoporosis.
Broccoli is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and calcium in it even more than in milk, but, unlike the milk contains no saturated fat. Due to the high content of these mikoelementov broccoli recommend to include in the diet of the geriatric group of persons, as they are more prone to osteoporosis.
7. Broccoli against cancer.
Phyto-chemicals contained in the cabbage, have anti-cancer properties. Official medicine has proven that broccoli reduces the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
8. Prevention of iron deficiency anemia.
Especially recommended to include in the diet of pregnant women broccoli. Large amounts of iron and folic acid contained in broccoli, make this product very useful in preventing anemia.
9. Broccoli helps to maintain youth and beauty.
Broccoli is rich in antioxidants, especially beta-carotene, which make the skin glowing and youthful. And it contains folic acid, vitamin K, A, E, omega-3 fatty acids give shine not only our skin and hair. Broccoli accelerates the regeneration of the skin and prevent its early wilting. It sulforaphane antioxidant is present, which reduces the damage of the skin by ultraviolet radiation.
10. Prevention of hypothyroidism.
The iodine content of broccoli maintain normal thyroid gland.
I love broccoli, cook the soup with it, eat with pasta, spelled, or simply as a garnish. In the fresh form is not yet tried (such as salad).