Broccoli contains a huge amount of vitamins and elements necessary for the body. Cabbage is rich in B vitamins, vitamins E, A, PP, K, U, C, and it contains even more of the latter than lemons and oranges!
Vitamin U effectively fights ulcers. As for macro- and microelements, broccoli contains a fairly large amount of potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, copper and selenium. Potassium removes excess salts from the body, calcium is simply necessary for the health and normal growth of hair and nails, magnesium is good for the heart, sodium maintains water and electrolyte balance in the body, manganese and zinc have a beneficial effect on the development of tissues and cells, copper is necessary for the process of hematopoiesis, selenium removes heavy metals and residues of synthetic drugs. Also, beta-carotene plays an important role, which is the key to youth and beauty of the body, chlorophyll has a beneficial effect on blood composition. Broccoli is full of essential amino acids. Among them there is a compound that promotes the production of the “happiness hormone” – endorphin.
What makes broccoli irreplaceable is its high protein content, which is very valuable due to the presence of lysine and isoleucine in it, which equate a vegetable to the protein of a chicken egg. Only unlike animal products, broccoli does not contain cholesterol, on the contrary, it contains choline and methionine, which prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the body and its elimination. Broccoli is recommended for people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, atherosclerosis. Cabbage will reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Thanks to its fiber, broccoli cleanses the intestines, normalizes the digestive processes, and helps get rid of constipation. It stimulates the secretion of bile, thereby facilitating the work of the liver and biliary organs. With regular use, it promotes the processes of regeneration of tissues and cells of the body, which play an important role in the recovery period after illness. For diabetics, cabbage will also be useful. It contains ingredients that help normalize insulin levels and protect the walls of blood vessels from damage caused by high blood sugar. Carotenoids prevent cataracts by strengthening the retina and lens of the eye.
Broccoli removes toxins, dead cells, heavy metal ions, free radicals from the body.
Top 3 broccoli recipes
This is a quick recipe idea, but some ingredients require preparation in advance, but your patience will be rewarded with a delicious and nutritious drink that will help you lose weight and feel full at the same time!
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup pineapple
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- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Peel the banana and pineapple. Cut them into pieces and freeze them overnight. Squeeze lemon juice. You can add some zest if you like. Peel the apple, remove the seeds and cut into cubes. Slice the broccoli.
Place all ingredients in a blender and beat until smooth.
Green protein shake
This shake is packed with protein and is perfect for those who work hard. And the fiber content is huge!
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup broccoli
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 pinch of dried basil
- 1 pinch of salt
Remove the coarse stems from the spinach. Slice the avocado, discard the pit and remove the pulp. Add the contents to the bowl of a blender, beat until smooth. Pour into glasses, add a few drops of olive oil, and serve.
Try making a juicy, aromatic drink made entirely from green ingredients! The color will charm you, but the taste will not disappoint!
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 stalk of celery
- 1 sour apple
- 1/2 lime
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (more or less to taste)
- 1 cucumber
- 1 sprig of fresh dill
Cut a cucumber, wash the celery stalk. Remove the seeds from the apple and cut it into pieces. Squeeze the lime juice. Use a blender to blend everything until smooth, pour into glasses and garnish with fresh dill. Enjoy!
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