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The Remarkable Health Benefits of Broccoli, and How to Maximize Its Cancer-Fighting Potential

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  • Broccoli has been shown to reduce your risk of many common diseases, including arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver disease and diabetes
  • Sulforaphane, a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound found in broccoli has potent anti-cancer activity and helps protect your blood vessels. It’s both an immune stimulant and an anti-inflammatory
  • Steaming your broccoli spears for three to four minutes will optimize the sulforaphane content. The sulforaphane content can be further maximized by adding a myrosinase-rich food to it, such as mustard seed, Daikon radish, wasabi, arugula or cole slaw

By Dr. Mercola

Vegetables offer a wide range of health benefits, but some seem to have greater potential to ward off disease than others. Broccoli falls into this category, having been widely studied for its many health effects.


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