How can it help?
Broccoli, you either love it or you hate it! Whether you dare to eat it or not, its benefits have been long documented through a variety of studies. Broccoli is packed with glucoraphanin which is a powerful and long-lasting anti-oxidant that contains a host of body-positive benefits. This article should help you understand how this magical vegetable can help you!
Eye health and Broccoli
Broccoli contains certain carotenoids called Lutein and Zeaxanthin; these carotenoids have been at the forefront of many studies. It was found that Lutein and Zeaxanthin can reduce the risk of age-related eye disorders such as cataracts and other degenerative conditions! (1)
Digestion and Broccoli
Broccoli is packed with Glucoraphanin, Glucoraphanin has powerful and long-lasting antioxidant abilities. The antioxidant can be found in a variety of cruciferous vegetables but, it is most common in broccoli. When consumed the body turns the glucoraphanin into sulforaphane, which is a strong natural detoxification enzyme which works tirelessly for up to three days to eliminate many pollutants and harmful chemicals within the digestive tract. Therefore, improving the efficiency and healthiness of the digestive system. (2)
Brain health and Broccoli
Broccoli Sprouts are where most of the antioxidant power, Sulforaphane, comes from. It has been found that having increased levels of sulforaphane in your body can in some cases encourage the activity of neuroprotective enzymes, which in turn, can help regulate the chemical compounds within the brain, therefore, aiding in the normal functionality of the brain. (3)
Heart health and Broccoli
Sulforaphane has been shown to boost heart health in a variety of ways, due to its detoxifying abilities sulforaphane can help reduce inflammation; therefore it can reduce inflammation surrounding the heart and its arteries. Furthermore, such an effect can help assist with blood pressure and cholesterol levels. (4)
To make the consumption of broccoli that bit easier, Brassica created TrueBroc® glucoraphanin from broccoli seeds in order to provide consumers with a concentrated source of glucoraphanin that contains consistent and meaningful levels. Brassica uses a natural hot water process to extract the glucoraphanin ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the antioxidant.