Broccoli: Mother Nature’s Favorite Detox Veggie

One of my favorite vegetables of all time is broccoli. In my family, growing up we simply called them “trees”, and enjoyed pretending to be giants when eating them. But, little did I know what amazing things my little trees were doing for my body!

It’s no secret that they’re healthy, but just how healthy?

According to a large amount of different studies being done on the vegetable, broccoli is an amazing detoxifying agent and not only helps get rid of toxins that have built up in your body in various ways, it helps protect your body from them for weeks after eating it!

An article titled “Why Broccoli Is Important For Optimal Detoxification” published by Natural Health 365 says that those who eat broccoli excrete toxins (such as some airborne pollutants) from their bodies 61% faster than those who don’t.

The article goes on to say, “Glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin have been identified by scientists as the three glucosinolate phytonutrients found in aspecial combination in broccoli that are particularly beneficial as detoxification agents. The trio is able to enhance all steps in the body’s natural detoxification process, including activation, neutralization, and elimination of unwanted contaminants.”

So when you are eating your trees for dinner, indulge a little and eat an extra helping. Our air, food, water, and consumer products are filled with chemicals and toxins that become stored within out bodies, and they undoubtedly need our help forcing them out before the wreak any more havoc on our lives from within.

 

Source:
Why broccoli is important for optimal detoxification | Natural Health 365. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.naturalhealth365.com/detoxification-benefits-of-broccoli-1772.html

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