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7 Things In Broccoli That Make It A Superfood!

Updated on March 26, 2013

1. Broccoli Is An Excellent Source of Glucosinolates

The break down of glucosinolates creates isothiocyanates which are phytochemicals that are thought to fight cancer by neutralizing carcinogens.

2. Broccoli Contains Vitamin C

Did you know that a serving of broccoli contains even more vitamin C than an orange? Vitamin C is very important for good health!

3. Broccoli Contains Indole-3-carbinol

This powerful antioxidant has been shown to protect against toxins and reduces the risk of breast and cervical cancer.

4. Broccoli Contains Kaempferol

Kaempferol is a powerful anti-inflammatory which can help sufferers of inflammatory ailments such as arthritis. Kaempferol is also linked to the prevention of allergies.

5. Broccoli Is Rich In Lutein

Lutein, a member of the carotenoid family, is good for your eyes. Studies show that it may have the ability to reduce or prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Lutein may also help prevent heart disease.

6. Broccoli Contains Protein

Broccoli is a good source of low-fat protein. One cup contains more than 2 grams of protein and 0 grams of fat.

7. Broccoli is Rich In Beta Carotene

Beta carotene has powerful anti-cancer and anti-aging properties.


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    • Shawn Scarborough profile image

      Shawn Scarborough 5 years ago from The Lone Star State

      I knew that broccoli was considered a super food, but I did not know why. Thanks for sharing this information.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I like broccoli, esp. in a salad. Good to know it has so many good qualities..

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      I love broccoli and now I feel even better about loving it!