We've all heard it before: broccoli is good for you. But why? A new study out of Penn State revealed that broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contain gut-healing properties.
Eating broccoli is the key to better health because this vegetable helps shield the gastrointestinal tract from harmfuld toxins that may lead to inflammation and result in diseases like heart disease and arthritis, according to Science Daily.
Researchers found that cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower contain an organic chemical compound called indole glucosinolates which helps balance gut flora and protect the intestinal lining, the study revealed.
How much broccoli should you eat to obtain these benefits? That would be 3.5 cups daily, according to lead researcher Gary Perdew, professor of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.
Now that you know whybroccoli is good for you, how are you going to cook it? Here are some simple yet tasty ways to up your broccoli intake.
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