Benefits of Broccoli
Broccoli can help lower cholesterol because the soluble fiber in the vegetable binds with the cholesterol in the blood. This binding makes the cholesterol easier to excrete, and consequently lessens cholesterol levels in the body. Fresh Broccoli is a storehouse of many phyto nutrients such as thiocyanates, indoles, sulforaphane, isothiocyanates and flavonoids like beta carotene cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zea xanthin. Studies have shown that these compounds by modifying positive signaling at molecular receptor levels help protect from prostate, colon, urinary bladder, pancreatic, and breast cancers.