Life Tips: Broccoli and its benefits
Broccoli is a vegetable that contains different complex compounds that could help protect some people from cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there are studies that suggest there’s a link between the amounts of cruciferous vegetables (those related to the cabbage family, and also including things like kale and bok choy) people eat and the prostate cancer risk. The reasons that explain it are still unclear. But researchers believe that one of the phytochemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, named sulforaphane, selectively targets and kills cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected.
Also, it is well known that a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables maximizes your intake of those antioxidants and all-important nutrients and plays a significant part in keeping well and preventing cancer in general.