This tasty green cruciferous vegetable packs a large nutritious punch, with very little calories. Containing no fat, very high levels of vitamin C, and high in fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 and A, broccoli can give us an essential dose of antioxidants. It aids digestion, boosts cardiovascular and immune systems, and has anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing properties. An article by Dr Joseph Mercola discusses the benefits of broccoli, including the phytochemicals found to benefit arthritis, blood pressure levels, vision and skin health.
According to research performed at the University of Illinois and published on sciencedaily.com , certain flavonoids found in broccoli are associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and some types of cancer.
The key to getting a healthier, faster metabolism isn’t as easy as simply adding one or two things to our diet. But a combination of healthy food, lifestyle and exercise can put your metabolism on the fast track back to weight loss and overall health.