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Feb 14, 2017 Diet & Nutrition AMC Team 308 views

Broccoli is part of the cruciferous or brassica family of vegetables. It is related to other well-known vegetables such as cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts, collard and turnip greens. It is jam packed with essential vitamins such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Calcium and Folate (Vitamin B9).

Broccoli contains a combination of beneficial ‘chemicals’ known as phytochemicals. These phytochemicals, in particular, glucosinolates, indole-3-carbinol and isothiocynates have a specific role in aiding appropriate liver function and assisting with liver detoxification. Some of these phytochemicals are believed to be conducive to the prevention of oxidative stress and therefore, may act as antioxidants. As well as this, consuming broccoli on a daily basis may assist with improving hormonal balance, through its ability to stimulate liver function.

This delicious vegetable can be consumed in its raw or cooked state and can be quite versatile when added to a variety of different dishes.

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