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Broccoli | The New Superfood

Superfoods are foods that hold higher than normal nutrition.  Foods which strengthen your immune system, increase skin health, and reverse the signs of aging.

Yes, super foods slow the aging process! 

Growers are always looking for new ways to improve food.  Take mushrooms for example, Mushrooms are now exposed to ultraviolet light, which increases the amount of Vitamin D. A non-dairy way to increase your Vitamin D.
 As you can see, the superfoods list is growing. Everywhere you turn a new food is being classified as “super." Do you remember the times when your mother used to be behind you to eat vegetables because they were good for you? I surely do. And guess what? Our mother was right.

This super food has been around for a long time, and now it has been made even better. Now, broccoli has not lost its nutritional standing.  In fact, it has been made stronger, and better through years of careful planning and breeding. 

The breeding of two different types of broccoli has resulted in broccoli loaded with a nutrient known to aid in cardiovascular health.

Glucoraphanin

This super breed of broccoli not only tastes a little bit sweeter, but it is loaded with glucoraphanin. In fact, this new breed has 3 times the amount of glucoraphanin compared to regular broccoli. 
Glucoraphanin is a nutrient which naturally occurs in broccoli, and this nutrient helps prevent heart disease by breaking down fat in the blood stream. 
- Broccoli prevents clogging of the arteries which is an important step in fighting heart disease
- Glucoraphanin is mildly toxic to insects, but not to humans. Once exposed and released, the toxin kills insects when they land and start to feast.
In your body, glucoraphanin stimulates your body’s natural chemical defense system and hence helps remove dangerous compounds from the body.
Broccoli strengthens the immune system, keeping you healthy and strong. Also, this broccoli tastes sweeter than your everyday broccoli.  It is because this new breed has less sulfur, giving it a much sweeter taste. 
- Broccoli already has high levels of fiber. Fiber found in broccoli can help you lose weight. Not only is there higher fiber, but that special nutrient glucoraphanin also can break down fat in the body. This breakdown keeps arteries clear, and prevents fat storage, which improves heart and overall health.

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