You probably groaned when your mom made you eat your broccoli as a kid, but if you take the time to learn about all the reasons broccoli supports your body and health, you’ll love everything it can do for you.
1) Broccoli contains high levels of vitamins A and K. Both of these vitamins help your body absorb vitamin D.
2) Broccoli contains a flavonoid called kaempferol which has anti-inflammatory properties. This makes broccoli a great addition to your diet to prevent inflammation and help with chronic inflammatory ailments, such as arthritis or gout.
3) After exposure to food- and air-borne carcinogens and oxidants, broccoli’s phytochemical sulforaphane can potentially increase your body’s ability to detoxify, according to a recent study.
4) Broccoli may also provide a boost to your body's ability to detoxify because of three phytonutrients found in unique combination in broccoli — glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin. This "nutritional trio" supports all steps in body's detox process, including neutralization and elimination of unwanted toxins.
Lastly, make sure you eat your brocolli with some good fat (yes, really!) such as grass-fed butter, olive oil, or ghee, otherwise you won’t absorb the fat soluble vitamins A, K, and D!