According to the latest research, who consumes many foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and carotene (like broccoli), is much less exposed to cardiovascular disease, stroke and cataracts.
Most of cruciferous plants are rich in potassium which plays an important role in regulating blood pressure. The most important aspect of broccoli is represented by the fact that a regular consumption of these vegetables, can halve the risk of developing several types of cancer including lung and colon.
A study conducted at the University of California, Santa Barbara reveals what happens at the cellular level; broccoli, cabbage, radishes, contain some chemical compounds called isothiocyanates, which give rise to a mechanism that is capable of blocking the spread and proliferation of cancer cells.
Other research conducted in Japan have shown that isothiocyanates in broccoli and cabbage are also able to block the melanomas.
In addition to anticancer properties, broccoli also benefit heart health; This is what emerges from studies performed on mice at the University of Connecticut.
In conclusion, we can say that introducing broccoli and in our habitual diet could prove to be very useful against the onset of colon tumors, pancreas, uterine, lung, throat, esophagus, and stomach, according to scientists ' Declaration of World Cancer Research Found.