Fun Facts About the Verdant Broccoli


DID YOU KNOW?

Broccoli has a cancer-fighting substance called sulforaphane which, according to a study made by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, helps activate the body’s immune cells, called the helper T-cells. This may also help the liver in detoxifying potential carcinogens like cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, drugs, and alcohol.

Scientists in World Cancer Research Fund found that the cruciferous veggie can lower the risk of developing cancers of the skin, breast, oral cavity, throat, stomach, esophagus, lung, pancreas, and colon.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., says we should eat large portions of green foods to achieve superior health and lean body. So,, whenever we can and wherever we are, let’s make this a healthy habit.

As a superfood, the broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk. One medium-sized stem has three times more fiber than a slice of wheat bread.

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Content and Featured Photo courtesy of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region VII, Central Visayas, Philippines

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