In recent years, the broccoli increasingly is recommended and used as a healthy food. Because of its energy, nutritional and medicinal value, has become an inevitable cure for diseases that occur due to the modern lifestyle and diet.
Broccoli is actually vegetables from the ranks of the wild cabbage, originating from Minor Asia. This vegetable began to be used from the 16th century, first in Italy and then in other countries. From the 18th century, broccoli began to be used in America.
Broccoli grows as cauliflower and usually dark green, in the form of a blossom with many bouquets, and contains the following nutrients:
- vegetable fibers
- vitamin C
- vitamin A
- folic acid
Broccoli can be used raw (as a salad …), cooked (soup or stew without meat or with meat), or as a condiment. It’s interesting the fact that cooked broccoli has higher nutrition value than raw. Since it contains few calories and a lot of useful ingredients, broccoli is recommended in the dietary regimen but is also allowed in pregnancy.
Because broccoli contains a lot of medicinal substances and has antioxidant effects broccoli have a very beneficial effect on the body in the fight against the following diseases:
- dental disease
- heart disease
- diseases of the oral cavity and pharynx
- stretching of muscles and ligament
- cataract eye
- cancer treatment
- macular degeneration
- colds and flu
- problems with skin diseases
- problems with hair
- regulation of blood pressure
- regulation overweight
- prevent cancer
Tests revealed that because of the antioxidant effect, broccoli plays an important role as scavengers of the body of harmful substances caused by poor and unhealthy food,polluted environment and radiation.
Based on these data, we can see that broccoli is not a fad, but it’s a very useful food and a good natural remedy for the prevention and treatment of many diseases and ailments. Therefore, broccoli should be frequently used in the diet.