The Vitamin C in broccoli enhances the absorption of the Iron, both powerful antioxidants (or cleansers and repairers) and vital for immune system, brain, blood and skin health.
The mineral Selenium regenerates the power of the Vitamins E and C for more powerful antioxidant activity and support for our skin and immune system.
The phytochemical Lutein interacts with the Vitamin K1 and Folate to stave off cognitive decline by 12 years, as a recent study has shown.
The phytochemical Quercetin has been shown to block the growth of cancer cells and suppress the development of tumours.
Broccoli also contains a great ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6, working together for brain and heart health.
In addition to all the above, when broccoli is chewed it releases another set of phytochemicals known as Isothiocyanates. These chemicals have been shown in studies to inhibit the development of cancer and control inflammation.
Isothiocyanates have also been specifically shown to enhance the genes associated with cancer prevention.
To cap all this, broccoli also contains good amounts of a compound known as Alpha-Lipoic Acid.
At Oregon State University (the world’s leading centre for micronutrient science), researchers believe that lipoic acid kick-starts cells to regain the functions they naturally had in youth.
What this means is that as we regenerate, our new cells are younger than the ones expiring, affecting the rate at which we age!
Make sure you’re getting enough
To find out more about how you can improve your diet and get enough of the health giving nutrients that you need, start keeping a food diary.
Founder, nutrition expert, scientific researcher & data miner
I am responsible for the scientific research and data oversight at CheckYourFood.Ltd. A great journey of discovery for me as I uncover the myriad of goodness that natural food contains and facilitate others to promote health and wellbeing.