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Eat your Broccoli

Posted by Mark Hamilton on

BROCCOLI

Brassica oleracea

Broccoli is a green cruciferous vegetable. Broccoli is a source of many phytochemicals that may have wide-ranging health properties. These include isothiocyanates such as sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which are extensively researched for their health benefits.

Antioxidant

• Broccoli’s antioxidant properties makes it e ective in preventing free radical damage.122

Bacterial Inhibitor

• Isothiocyanates found in broccoli strongly inhibit the growth of E. coli and other microbes.123

Cell Support

• Isothiocyanates have been shown to protect and switch on phase II enzymes such as glutathione S-transferase, detoxifying
free radicals and damaging chemicals, allowing for excretion.
124

Oestrogen Detoxification

• Research has found indoles in broccoli bind/detoxify excess oestrogens which are associated with diseases of oestrogen dominance.125

Phytonutrient Source

• Broccoli is a rich source of phytonutrients, including bre, beta-carotene and other carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, polyphenols and anthocyanidins.122

 

 

Rich source of beneficial nutrients Antioxidant
Cell protective
Oestrogen reduction

Helping prevent food poisoning


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