Broccoli May Be Key Immune System Booster

BroccoliWe all know that eating broccoli is good for us. “We should have more fruits and vegetables in our diet,” ya we know. I mean I’m not going to snack on raw broccoli, but my favourite dish just so happens to be chicken & broccoli stir-fry (no lie). I suppose that counts… Anyways, if you’re not getting enough greens in your diet you may be missing out on some important immune system boosters.

A new study with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, suggest that broccoli, cabbage and kale contain a chemical that can stop cancer cell growth when tested in animals. More study needs to be done to prove their claim but regardless we need to have the healthy foods in our diets.

To get the most vitamins out of any vegetable or fruit you need to eat them fresh and uncooked. That’s not always practical, so as a rule of thumb boiling is better than steaming, fresh is better than canned, and ‘the more the merrier.’

Source: Washington Post

 

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