When it comes to broccoli, parents have tried every elaborate trick in the book to get their children to eat this leafy green. Whether it’s the taste or just the look of it, most of us have avoided this vegetable like the plague when we were younger.
But with age, comes the growth of palette and knowledge in vegetables we once thought were horrible to consume.
One fun fact about broccoli is that its name comes from the Italian broccoli meaning, ‘the flowering crest of a cabbage,’ which makes complete sense being that what we eat are the flower and stem.
Broccoli is not just healthy, but it’s a superfood. It can be cooked in a variety of ways and is also super-beneficial for your health.
Even though broccoli gets frequently overlooked, it possesses a plethora of benefits that might even shock you.
Why eat broccoli?
Broccoli is one of those miracle vegetables that once you’re aware of all the good it can do, it gets hard to overlook. Broccoli has a strong and positive impact on our bodies.
Whether it’s concerning the body’s detoxification system, high cholesterol, or any vitamin deficiency you might have, broccoli should be your go-to vegetable.
This green veggie is one of the cruciferous vegetables that if eaten on a regular basis, can help you reap fantastic health benefits.
Broccoli is one of those plants that children do not like to eat, but that can provide great health benefits. And I am clear when it comes to this vegetable.
Since the early days of my university studies, I have learned that this plant can play a big part in healing cancer. A friend of mine who got her Ph.D. studied this plant and cabbage too. And she was adamant, both protect you from developing cancer.
But she found much more than that. She found out that the plant can also control the growth of the tumor. The only issue is that she tried it on pigs and not human. However, pigs are very similar to humans and that is why many study diseases on them.
In her studies, she demonstrated that when you eat this plant, then you will reduce the risk of contracting cancer. She also demonstrated that tumors reduce in size when you eat regularly the vegetable. So I for me, it is a no-brainer. I eat both cabbage and broccoli.