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Here's why you should eat broccoli

Vitamin C in broccoli aids iron absorption in the body, prevents development of cataracts and eases symptoms of the common cold. Here's are some more wonders this vegetable can do for you.

health and fitness Updated: Jan 15, 2010 19:07 IST
Aroma Sah

BroccoliVitamin C in broccoli aids iron absorption in the body, prevents development of cataracts and eases symptoms of the common cold.



Folic acid in broccoli helps women sustain normal tissue growth. It is often used as a supplement when taking birth control pills and during pregnancy.



Broccoli has potassium that aids those battling high blood pressure.



It contains large amounts of calcium, which helps strengthen bones and combats osteoporosis. It is especially good for children and women.



This fibre-rich vegetable helps reduce blood cholesterol levels.



Those looking to prevent hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer, can benefit from broccoli.



Broccoli is recommended for diabetes patients .



This vegetable helps in reducing stomach disorders. It also cures acidity to a large extent.



The amino acids in broccoli make it an effective detoxifier, helping the body in ridding itself of toxins.



Eat it raw in salads or slightly cooked. To reduce its gas production, eat broccoli with ginger or garlic.