The Benefits of Broccoli Vegetables

What immediately comes to your mind when vegetables-called green frizzy? Yes, of course, especially if it is not broccoli. Broccoli has a distinctive shape wrinkled makes it easy to remember vegetables.

Broccoli (Brossim oleraceo) is a vegetable belonging to the tribe of the cabbage (Brassicaceae). The ancient Greeks plants from the middle east region has been long cultivated, and vegetables that contain lots of vitamin C is becoming known in Indonesia circa 1970's.

Vegetables that are similar to cauliflower is believed to have enormous benefits for health. Broccoli is rich in provitamin A or carotenoids, vitamin E, folic acid and vitamin C. Vitamin A in broccoli contain antioxidants that are much better than that possessed by antioxidant vitamin C.

Here are some of the benefits of broccoli held for us:
  • Improve brain power.
    Researchers from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society proves that broccoli contains compounds similar to Alzheimer's disease drugs. Alzheimer's is a form of dementia (memory loss) is most common among the elderly caused by the enzyme acetylcholinesterase. In a study conducted by King's College in London, broccoli is considered to possess the most powerful anti-acetylcholinesterase.
  • Rejuvenate the skin.
    Benefits in skin rejuvenation is very good for the revitalization evitel vitamin A can prevent and slow the aging of the skin.
  • Digestive problems.
    Broccoli is beneficial to overcome constipation. The content of the nutrients found in broccoli that is, fivonoid, and fiber. As we all know that fiber is needed by the body to facilitate the digestive process, and fiber in broccoli may prevent the onset of constipation or better known as constipation.
  • Prevent damage to vascular cells in diabetes.
    In addition to the affairs of the stomach, researchers from the University of Warwick believes if sulforaphane has a role in restoring the blood vessels are damaged by high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), which is closely related to diabetes.
  • Reduce migraine.
    Broccoli contains ribovlavin, the benefits of this ribovlavin that can balance the need for magnesium in the body so it can help to reduce migraine.
The good broccoli have a dark green color and coarse-textured clear. There are several ways to eat broccoli, so you still get health benefits. If you love fresh vegetables, broccoli can you eat directly, or can you make as one of the content of vegetables and also mixed with other vegetables for salads. Alternatively, you can eat broccoli in the form of juice.

If you do not really like eating right away, you can choose to boil it first. But keep in mind, you should not steam or boil the broccoli more than 5 minutes 1 inch above the boiling water. Because sulforaphane content of broccoli can be lost if cooked too long, and please note, the content of sulforaphane in broccoli is higher than in the boiled or steamed broccoli overcooked.

When you want to wash the broccoli, you should do by washing in cold tap water. You should not soak broccoli because the active ingredient and water-soluble nutrients. *** [ARINDIANA JANIDYA ALIFSATIVARINI | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 21062012]
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