In the past few years, a new guest has firmly settled on the tables of domestic gourmets - broccoli. This vegetable can be boiled, fried, consumed with sour cream, mayonnaise or butter, made into soups and stews and even eaten raw (as part of a salad or just as an appetizer with sauce). Broccoli has gained immense popularity due to its high taste, moreover, useful properties of broccoli cabbage are beyond doubt.
The health benefits of broccoli are more than varied. So, this vegetable is a real storehouse of substances useful and necessary for the body, such as vitamin C, potassium, fiber, beta-carotene, folic acid... Broccoli is rich in antioxidants and several other substances that significantly reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the regular use of this vegetable is especially recommended for people who have heart problems and also suffer from disorders of the nervous system... Chlorophyll contained in this vegetable has an extremely beneficial effect on the composition of the blood.
Relatively recently, scientists have been able to establish that broccoli cabbage is excellent prophylactic against cancer... In addition, this vegetable contains a special substance called sulforaphane, which can destroy bacteria that provoke the development of many types of stomach ulcers, and even kill those microorganisms that are resistant to antibiotics. Among other things, broccoli - the product is quite low in calories, therefore, its use will be especially useful for people who monitor their weight.