Surely you all know this kind of a vegetable. Typical are curled to make the vegetables are so easy to remember. Yes, especially if it is not broccoli.
Broccoli is a Latin name Brassica oleracea. Broccoli is a vegetable of the cabbage family (Brassicaceae). From the ancient Greeks, the plants in the Middle East region has been cultivated for a long time. And vegetables that are rich in vitamin C is never known in Indonesia in 1970. Until now, the broccoli is a very popular food.
It has long been the type of vegetables like cauliflower, is believed to have enormous health benefits. The first is to resolve all issues in the stomach. Like other vegetables, broccoli is rich in provitamin A carotenoids or, vitamin E, folic acid and vitamin C. According to some experts, the beauty, the vitamin A in broccoli contain antioxidants, which are better than that occupied by the antioxidant vitamin C. In addition, the benefits are very good in skin rejuvenation for the revitalization evitel vitamin A can inhibit and slow the aging of the skin. It is one of the many benefits of broccoli. Here are some comments on the benefits of broccoli and how to get it.
Overcome the stomach problems
Broccoli helps to prevent constipation. Of most minor problems. Broccoli contains fivonoid nutrients and fiber. As we all know that fiber is needed for the body to facilitate the process of digestion. And fiber in broccoli may help prevent constipation or better known as constipation.
The latest research and more specifically to the idea that broccoli may reduce the risk of a variety of digestive problems such as gastritis, infections and possibly stomach cancer. In a study in Japan, experts have found that eating 70 grams of fresh broccoli every day for two months in order to protect the human family of bacteria linked to ulcers, gastric infection and stomach cancer. Substances in broccoli is important to prevent the affairs hull is sulforaphane also able to increase production of enzymes in the liver. This enzyme is taken carcinogenic materials (causes cancer) and out of cells. Furthermore, sulforaphane has the ability to kill Helicobacter pylori (stomach bacteria work tyrants). And in the medical world, these bacteria are the main causes of damage and cancer, and stomach.
Prevent damage to blood cells in diabetes. In addition to the business of the hull, says a researcher from the University of Warwick, if sulforaphane has a role in the restoration of damaged blood vessels by blood sugar (hyperglycemia), which is closely related to diabetes.
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia (memory loss) are more common in the elderly. With the disease every day. In fact, broccoli was long believed to play an important role in curing disease. Many researchers suspect that broccoli contains compounds antiacetylcholinesterase. In a study from Kings College London, broccoli is considered to be the most powerful antiacetylcholineaterase properties.
How to claim the benefits of broccoli
For the advantages already mentioned above, of course, not necessarily as you can buy and eat broccoli. So expect to get benefits. Broccoli has a nice dark green color and coarse textured clear.
There are different ways to eat broccoli, so you still get health benefits. If you like fresh vegetables, broccoli can direct consumption. Or, you can also do a content of vegetables and is also mixed with other vegetables, salads. Another option, you can eat in the form of broccoli juice.
If you do not really want to eat right, you can choose to cook it first. But remember, you should not steam or boil the broccoli for 5 minutes to 1 cm above the boiling water. Because sulforaphane content of broccoli may be lost if cooked too long. And note, sulforaphane in broccoli, new content is higher than broccoli boiled or steamed too.
If you want to wash the broccoli, you should wash with cold water tap. And you should not soak broccoli, as the active ingredient or nutrient is water soluble.