Broccoli, A Disease Fighting Resource

Thoughts by Jason Julian, VP of Business Development, iHEALTHe® Wellness

The name broccoli is derived from an Italian name ‘Brocco’. It may not be a favourite vegetable for many, especially kids, but it has a great number of properties to benefit your entire body. It can be stated as being one of the finest vegetables which fight numerous diseases. With the high vitamin content, it tops the list in the vegetables department. It is known that broccoli has more Vitamin C in comparison to oranges.

Just the presence of so many good qualities in broccoli helps to combat many health problems. It contains components which fight deadly diseases like cancer. Broccoli sprouts contain more cancer fighting elements in comparison to well-developed broccoli, known as Sulforaphane Glucosinolate. Eating broccoli sprouts on a regular basis prevents stomach cancer. It also minimizes your chances of getting gastritis and peptic ulcers. Your sun-damaged skin gets a sigh of relief as it protects your skin. This saves you from diseases like skin cancer. Your heart problems are reduced, and chances of heart diseases slope down to minimal.

The talk these days with the current pandemic is the need to focus on your immune system. You can count on this super green veggie to be one of many key players in building up your immune system. It spikes your system due to the presence of zinc and other required minerals. It should be considered as a boon for many pregnant women because it contains folic acid. This folic acid is quite rare due to which broccoli becomes very important.

Some additional benefits to adding broccoli to your lifestyle:

  • It is very effective to help you with rheumatoid arthritis. The richness of vitamin C in broccoli saves you from suffering pain by polyarthritis.
  • It is great for asthma patients due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory factors. Many of your asthma problems are reversed by having broccoli.
  • Deficiency of Vitamin C is the main cause of easy bruising. This deficiency is overcome by eating broccoli.

I love steamed broccoli with a dash of pink Himalayan salt! You will find many uses of broccoli in our ever growing iHEALTHe® Living Recipe book. Send us your favourite ideas and ways to use and enjoy this delicious vegetable!

As always, be well and stay well.

Jason Julian

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