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what nutrients are in broccoli ?

By June 12, 2013 - 11:13pm
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Do you know that broccoli heads are rich source of phyto-nutrients which helps in alleviating the risk of strokes and prostate cancer? It is basically a flower vegetable and got amazing list of nutrients which helps in preventing number of health diseases. It is also health enriching food item which should be included in daily diet of a person.

Health benefits of broccoli:
Fresh broccoli is a storehouse of number of phyto-nutrients like isothiocyanates, thiocyanates, sulforaphane, indoles and flavonoids like beta-carotene, zea-xanthin and lutein etc. Various studies have proved that these compounds by modifying positive signaling at molecular receptor levels help protect from cancers of urinary bladder, breasts, colon, prostate and pancreas.

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Hi jagseer,

Broccoli  is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber.  It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti cancer properties.  Broccoli has the highest levels of carotenoids in the brassica family.  It is particularly rich in lutein and also provides a modest amount of  beta-carotene.  

A high intake has been found to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.  Broccoli consumption may also help prevent heart disease.



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