Why broccoli is undeniably the most amazing vegetable for your health

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(Natural News) Yep, your mother got it right, again. She knew intuitively that broccoli was good for you, and perhaps “forced” you to eat it as a child. Well, you may want to call your mother and thank her for introducing this amazing vegetable into your life at an early age, because it could quite conceivably be the most potent vegetable you can consume for improved health.

Why broccoli needs to be a staple in your nutrition

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that was first grown in the Italian province of Campania, and the Ancient Romans immediately saw it as highly valuable due to it’s potent healing effects.

Since those times, broccoli consumption has increased significantly (over 940 percent) in the West over the past twenty five years, most likely due to the growing evidence of how good it is for our bodies.

But really, just how good is broccoli? Let’s start with it’s incredible nutrient profile:

  • A rich source of vitamins C and K (135 percent and 116 percent of RDA, respectively, for a one cup serving)
  • A great source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B9 (folate), and vitamin E
  • A great source of minerals, including potassium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, chromium, selenium, iron, calcium, and zinc
  • An excellent source of fiber
  • An extremely rich source of antioxidants (isothiocyanates, glucoraphanin, sulforaphane) and phytonutrients

For the most benefits, it’s best the broccoli is raw or lightly steamed, but it is amazing in soups as well.

So when you take this nearly complete food and introduce it in some way to your body on a daily basis, some amazing things can happen. Some well known benefits of broccoli include:

  • Supports healthy colon function
  • Promotes proper bowel function and regularity
  • Mitigates oxidative stress and damage from free radicals
  • Promotes healthy aging
  • Supports your body’s natural defense system
  • Supports normal gut health, strong bones, and healthy joints
  • Supports heart and liver health
  • Supports healthy hair and skin
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Improves recovery time after strenuous exercise

(Learn more about broccoli and other superfoods at Superfood.news.)

Even more exciting is that these benefits can be cranked up even higher, conveniently, by introducing broccoli sprouts to your diet. This hikes up the enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrient (50 times more!) content and makes the nutrients more bioavailable. You can simply throw them in a salad, smoothie, steamed vegetables, and more.

Of course, there is a small risk of food poisoning with raw sprouts, so you may want to take necessary precautions to ensure they are not contaminated by knowing your source and cleaning them appropriately.

If you want to avoid buying broccoli sprouts but want to tap into their benefits on a daily basis, the Health Ranger’s Broccoli Sprout powder (or capsules) are an excellent option due to their purity, and can easily go in a smoothie, juice, or salad.

No matter how you decide to get broccoli into your daily routine, it will serve up health benefits almost unequaled by any other vegetable. For that, broccoli deserves to be at your dinner table or in supplement in your cupboard.

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5 Responses to “Why broccoli is undeniably the most amazing vegetable for your health”

  1. alison says:

    As long as you are not allergic to/intolerant of brassicas, which surprisingly many are…

    Every case is unique… we are advised not to eat soya products (unfermented), because of the carcinogenic effects…

    But my son, when tested kinesioligically, goes together with soya like a horse and carriage! 🙂

  2. alison says:

    Sorry, my last comment might come across a little obtuse…

    my point is that we are each unique… we cannot generalize…

    what is good for one is NOT necessarily good for another…

    So… you need to learn how to test yourself for what is good for YOU!

    I’m sure there are plenty of ways you can find on youtube (bless youtube) to learn basic applied kinesiology techniques to find your own mastery…

    Here’s a few tasters to get you started, if you feel so inclined: –





    Or, of course, you may prefer to give up control over your own existence/sign away your sovereignty and go to your doctor (DOCK-ter, as in the official who took over control over your soul, when your parents ignorantly/innocently registered your birth/berth} and ask him/her to get you tested…

    • Gordon says:

      Nice comment Alison.

      Totally agree! As I often say “We’re all the same but different,” and “One man’s food is another man’s poison,” regardless of how healthy it might be.

      It took me many years to realize that I have an intolerance to potato starch. I still eat potatoes but have to dice them small and wash as much starch out as possible before cooking. Nowadays I don’t use as many tatties as I used to though I still grow them manly to pass around the neighbours.

  3. alison says:

    Thank you, Gordon…

    I love this blog… complete freedom of speech! Thank you, Tap and bless all contributors here.

    I know you’ve recently been through some serious challenges, Gordon and it’s great to see you back in action!

    I’m in a kind of transition for the next 6 months or so but really hope that from April 2018 or so, I’ll be free to connect in the physical with Tap and other contributors here…

    We really are making a difference and the light is winning…

    Keep Kalm and Karry on! Life is kalistically phantasmagorical!

    Be blessed and celebrate! The dark days are coming to an end… finally!

    • Gordon says:

      “I’m in a kind of transition for the next 6 months or so but really hope that from April 2018 or so, I’ll be free to connect in the physical with Tap and other contributors here…”

      Looking forward to hearing from you then.

      Take care and kindest regards.


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