15 Health Benefits Of The World’s Most Hated Vegetable

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7. Reduces Allergic Reactions

This green veggie is a rich source of kaempferol, a natural anti-inflammatory that research has shown can lessen the impact of allergens. Broccoli even contains omega-3 fatty acids, another well-known anti-inflammatory that can lessen allergic reactions such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny noses.


8. Reduces Cholesterol Levels

In the same way that many fruits and vegetables provide essential elements, broccoli also contains soluble fiber, which helps to sweep cholesterol away from the blood naturally.


9. Alkalizes the Body

Broccoli, like many other vegetables, stops the body from becoming an acidic environment. When the natural pH of your body is unbalanced, it can lead to numerous health issues, including stroke, a weakened immune system, a depletion of vital minerals, and high blood pressure. Also, it has been shown in several studies that cancer cells cannot live in an alkaline environment.

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  1. Kitsy WooWoo

    Nov 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I LOVE broccoli! My husband used to complain, “What…broccoli again?” It’s brussels sprouts I don’t cotton to. Supposedly, this is why: