Lightly cooked broccoli boosts the body’s ability to fight off cell damage

How broccoli can reduce risk of a heart attack

Eating steamed broccoli reduces the risk of a heart attack by boosting the body’s ability to fight off cell damage, researchers have found.

Previous studies have found people who eat broccoli, especially if raw or lightly cooked, are at lower risk of heart disease and some cancers.

…the brassica family of vegetables, including cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, provide antioxidants that prevent the build-up of free radicals.

Broccoli in particular contains sulforaphane, which triggers production of proteins that are part of the body’s cardiovascular defence system.

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