Never heard of “nature’s broom?”
That’s OK, “nature’s broom” is a nickname for one of the healthiest vegetables you could ever eat.
And as you’ll see, the nickname is entirely fitting when you see how well this well-known vegetable can help cleanse you of damaging, disease-causing particulate.
Nature’s Broom = Broccoli
“Nature’s broom” is broccoli.
While it’s not the most popular vegetable for young children to eat, broccoli happens to be one of the healthiest foods you could ever enjoy.
Take a look at 4 of the primary reasons to eat broccoli and try to find a reason that you shouldn’t eat it in the next day (relax, there are ways to make it taste better).
1 -Broccoli is high in anti-inflammatories: Chronic inflammation is believed to be the culprit in the development of many diseases of civilization (including cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimers, Arthritis and more).
Thus, anything you can do to reduce inflammation will help increase the chances you avoid developing these diseases.
The presence of a compound called sulforaphane is likely the top way it fights inflammation. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant and can help neutralize harmful free radicals that form during chronic inflammation
Plus, broccoli is also high in Omega-3 fatty acids (for a vegetable that is) which is another powerful anti-inflammatory.
2 -Broccoli helps protect the heart: Broccoli is loaded with heart-healthy fiber. Not only does this fiber help to free the bowels of obstruction, several studies indicate fiber is necessary for good heart health.
These studies indicate a high-fiber diet can help to relieve high blood pressure and lower cholesterol, both of which are hallmarks for coronary disease.
3 – It may help you look younger: Most people don’t think of broccoli as an agent to bringing a youthful glow to your skin… but it may do just that.
As Medical News Today writes:
The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (in fresh produce as opposed to supplements) can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture.
Many people automatically think of citrus fruit when they think of vitamin C, but did you know that broccoli provides 81 milligrams in just one cup? That is more than what you need in an entire day.
Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the main support system for the skin.
Vitamin A and vitamin E are also crucial for healthy looking skin, both of which broccoli provides.
4 – Broccoli may build stronger bones: Broccoli posses a unique and incredibly important vitamin called vitamin K.
Vitamin K is extremely important in the formation and maintenance of bones. Without vitamin K, calcium is not drawn into the bone which can cause them to become brittle and break.
Broccoli happens to be one of the highest known sources of vitamin K in the world.
1 cup of broccoli has 92 micrograms of vitamin K, which is more than 100% of what you need in the day. Plus, it also has well over 43 mg of calcium.