Broccoli: Properties and benefits

Broccoli is a vegetable with immense beneficial properties for our body. In particular they have a powerful detoxifying and purifying action on the human body. These exceptional virtues are partly attributable to sulforaphane or the active ingredient (sulphur-based) which is present in broccoli and in the entire family of cruciferous vegetables (this family of vegetables also includes watercress, cabbage, etc.). This substance has a powerful antioxidant and detoxifying action on our body and also has proven anti-carcinogenic properties. Sulforaphane appears to have similar effects to those of allicin contained in garlic, leeks and onions. It has an excellent detoxifying action on the lungs and therefore on our respiratory system as a whole (it is therefore particularly suitable for smokers). Broccoli also contains flavonoids in abundance. In particular, quercetin is present which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. They are very rich in vitamins C and K which make it particularly beneficial for the health of the heart and the cardiovascular system as a whole. They are also very rich in mineral salts (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, etc.) which make them an excellent remineralizer and tonic for our body. The large quantity of fibers they contain give them laxative properties and make them excellent regulators of intestinal transit (promoting the expulsion of waste materials from our body). Due to its immense therapeutic virtues, these wonderful vegetables should never be missing from our tables. They can be eaten raw, in salads,