I’m writing to you from the lovely Okanagan Valley, BC, where I’m taking a little bit of a holiday, combined with doing some serious HEAL work. If ya didn’t know, I recently quit my job to pursue HEAL full time! I’m going to do a full post on that shortly once everything on my site is up and running properly. For now though, it’s all about da broccoli.
Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which is one of the best veggie families as it has a ton of health benefits. Here are the top 3:
Cruciferous vegetables contain something called isothiocyanates (ITCs) that help to shut down an inflammatory response in the body. As the typical North American diet is very inflammatory, it’s important to keep these anti-inflammatory foods in our diet.
Broccoli is also an amazing source of Vitamin C – 1 cup has 134% of your daily recommended intake.
Detoxification happens in a 2 step process in our bodies. A lot of foods will support one step or the other, but broccoli actually supports both. As we’re exposed to various toxins everyday, our body is constantly detoxifying, so it’s important to provide the liver with all the help it can get! 🙂