Sunday, April 28

Eat more Broccoli for younger looking skin

Do you like broccoli?
Personally I like eating broccoli and I'm the kind of person who doesn't mind eating the same thing everyday. It's great with pretty much everything... broccoli salad, pizza, broccoli with cheese, with garlic sauteed, with pasta, meat, etc.
Let's face it ... it is good for you and they're so many health benefits that comes from eating them.

Broccoli is rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
It is also a good source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and phosphorus. Plus, it also contains beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin B complex that helps to give our skin a glow and keeping the skin young.  
Broccoli slow the aging process by reducing free radical damage
Broccoli is also great because it is very low in calories, so you can eat as much as you want.

When you eat broccoli, your skin gets renewed more quickly and gives your complexion a beautiful, natural glow.
Broccoli even protects your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. It protects skin from the inside out, something sunscreen can't do.
If you haven't been eating enough fruits and vegetables, then stocking your refrigerator with raw broccoli may be helpful.


Health benefits:
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- Powerful antioxidant  
- Skin care, broccoli is helpful in repairing skin damage   
- Detoxification
- Immunity, anemia
- High Blood Pressure
- Cancer prevention 
- Broccoli contains a high amount of potassium, which helps maintain a healthy nervous system 
- Eye care and cataract 
- Heart diseases
- Stomach disorders
- Broccoli is high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation 
- Broccoli is a great food that can help you lose weight    
- Bone health

Extra tip:
Broccoli is also one of the best vegetables that promote hair growth. Eating lots of green vegetables and drinking lots of water does help your hair grow faster and healthier. 
Drink plenty of pure, clean water to encourage hair growth.

Do you ever eat raw broccoli?
I love it, it is delicious.
Whenever I'm making dinner I'll always end up nibbling a bit. 
When you diet, you can always eat as much raw broccoli as you want without worrying about gaining weight. 
Just remember to wash it. Wash very, very well. 
Remember, it is best to boil broccoli or eat it raw as a snack.
Bon Appetit!