The compounds found in broccoli are also thought to provide extensive benefits to the heart and cardiovascular system.
Many recent studies have suggested that the nutrients and other compounds present in broccoli may be able to prevent the heart from damage, due to the high level of flavonoids and other antioxidant vitamins it contains.
Broccoli is thought to provide these important effects through the presence of antioxidant vitamins, which have the ability to disarm the free radicals that are part of the normal aging process. These free radicals are unstable and “steal” from your cells to balance themselves, causing cellular damage. This can lead to premature aging and other harmful effects. Antioxidants, like those found in broccoli, are thought to have the ability to lessen the cell damage done by these free radicals.
In addition, broccoli may have significant effects at preventing cataracts and other degenerative diseases of the eye as broccoli contains powerful phytochemical vitamins in the carotenoid family as lutein and zeaxanthin. Both of these phytochemicals are present in high concentrations in the lens of the eye. In a recent study those who consumed broccoli every day were found to have a lower incidence of cataracts and other eye diseases than those who did not consume broccoli on a regular basis.
Broccoli is also a strong source of calcium, and it is therefore important to keeping the bones healthy and preventing osteoporosis. As a matter of fact, other than milk and other dairy products, broccoli is one of the very richest sources of calcium available. The bonus with broccoli is that it provides these benefits without the fat and excess calories found in milk, ice cream and other dairy products.
Broccoli may have important abilities at preventing ulcers as well, since broccoli has been shown to be effective against the helicobacter pylori bacterium thought to be responsible for most peptic ulcers. In addition to these other important benefits, the compounds in broccoli are thought to be effective at boosting the immune system.
The following is an extract from an article published on NaturalNews.com
There’s a new reason, and a big one, to think that we benefit from free-radical-inhibiting antioxidants. We’ve long thought that by reducing free radicals, antioxidants can help prevent cancer, of course. But a recent experiment at Johns Hopkins and published in the March 14 issue of Science shows how antioxidants may be doing much more: interfering with the growth of cancers that are already established, and potentially, even reversing them once established, by knocking out communications signals between cancer cells that encourage cells to grow and divide. Those communications signals turn out to be… free radicals, which the cancer cells often produce in abundance.
Glossary of Terms you may find useful. Got something you can add? Just post a comment with the details.
Antioxidants – Group of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phyto-nutrients, phyto-chemicals) which help protect your body from free radicals (caused by normal body functions, aging, pollutants, pesticides, antibiotic use and other factors).
Adaptogen – That which helps boost, balance and normalize functions in your body.
Bioflavanoids– Sometimes referred to as Vitamin P, these help to enhance the absorption of Vitamin C. The human body does not produce these so they must be supplied by your diet. They help to promote circulation, stimulate bile production, and act with Vitamin C to preserve and protect the structure of capillary blood vessels.
Demulcent– Helps to soothe and relieve internal inflammation.
Emollient– Helps to soothe and soften inflamed tissue
Free Radicals – A single or group of unstable molecules/atoms that can cause damage to cells, leading to breakdown and disease. Visualize and apple – when you cut it and leave the cut surface exposed to air.It turns brown, almost like it’s rusting. Oxidization has occurred. In a similar way unstable oxygen molecules in your body are the free radicals that cause your unprotected organs to “rust” and breakdown.
Phytochemicals – Literally meaning “plant chemicals”, phytochemicals are protective food factors derived from a variety of plant sources. Phtyochemicals have powerful health benefits. Whenever there is plant life, phytochemicals protect plants from attack by their enemies in the environment, like bacteria, viruses, radiation and insects. Research is now showing that we can benefit from these life-sustaining qualities as well. Good news for us. Plants have been in existence much longer than man and know much more about survival. Research indicates that phytochemicals can provide protection against some types of cancer.
Tonic– A product that is strengthening and invigorating.
Vitamins really deserve there own glossary! Vitamins are organic chemicals that are necessary for growth, metabolism, and overall health and well-being. Vitamins originate in food, and are categorized as either fat soluble (meaning they can be stored in the body for long periods of time) OR water soluble (these pass easily through our bodies, cannot be stored, must be replenished daily).
Vitamin A– Also known as Beta Carotene, a fat-soluble vitamin essential for cell growth, development, reproduction, and immunity. It is stored primarily in the liver and is considered one of the most potent antioxidants.
Vitamin B1– Also known as Thiamine, a water-soluble vitamin, beneficial to the nervous system. It helps to convert blood sugar (glucose) into energy.
Vitamin B2 – Also known as Riboflavin, a water-soluble vitamin which helps with energy production. It must be replaced constantly. It is the most common deficiency.
Vitamin B3– Also known as Niacin, a water-soluble vitamin, a major player against heart disease. It helps to lower cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Vitamin B6 – Also known as Pyridoxine, this water-soluble vitamin goes through the body in only 8 hours. It is needed for red-blood cell production and cellular growth. It also plays a key role in the immune system and antibody production.
Vitamin B12 – Also known as Cyanocobalamin, a water-soluble vitamin known for its energizing capabilities. It is essential for nerve tissue, promotes growth, memory and regenerates red blood cells.
Vitamin B15 – Also known as Pantothenic Acid, this water-soluble vitamin helps protect against cardiovascular disease as ell as helping with symptoms of arthritis. It helps encourage healing, protects the liver and immune system.
Biotin-This water-soluble vitamin is essential for the metabolism of vitamin C, fat and protein. It helps with healthy hair, skin and nails.
Vitamin C– This water-soluble vitamin is essential for formation of collagen (exists between cells to hold tissue together). It is necessary for growth and integrity of bones, blood vessels, teeth and gums. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and has many powerful properties; anti-cancer, prevention of blood clots.
Vitamin D – This is a fat-soluble vitamin that the skin can produce on its own when exposed to direct sunlight. In only 15 minutes a day, your body can manufacture all it needs. It is not very abundant in food, and is stored in the liver for future use.
Vitamin E – This fat-soluble vitamin is stored in many places; the heart, liver, reproductive organs, fatty tissue, and muscles. It basically works for the nervous system. It is a potent antioxidant, and helps to combat heart disease, by keeping good cholesterol (HDL) high, blood thin and blood pressure low.
Antioxidants have become part of our vocabulary in the last 10 years. Before that they were little known, understood or appreciated. Even today you will find pockets of people who do not believe in the benefits. Oh well, their loss!
To fully understand the role of antioxidants you need to know about free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules which “steal” parts of our cells to stabilize themselves. This means our cells become damaged:-
Free radicals damage cell membranes and disrupt their function in transporting nutrients, water and oxygen into your cells and in removing wastes from the cell. Cellular function becomes sluggish.
Our cells genetic material can be damaged, causing the cell’s ability to replenish and repair itself to be impaired.
Your immune cells can be attacked, rendering them incapable of defending your body from infections.
Free radicals also oxidize LDL (Bad cholesterol) causing arteriosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries).
Oxidization of proteins and lipids in the body cause a build up of lipofuscin. Accumulations of lipofuscin can accelerate the aging process and damage your organs. Lipofuscin can be observed in the form of visible age spots.
Free radicals are also the cause of AGE – Advanced Glycation End-Products – The accumulation of AGE is the main cause of visible premature aging, like wrinkles and brown spots on the skin.
Sources of free radicals are:-
Normal bodily functions, like breathing and energy production
Toxins from environmental pollution in the air, water, cooking processes and our food
Electro magnetic radiation – from TV, computers, ovens, refrigerators and other electrical equipment.
UV radiation – from sunlight and fluorescent lamps.
Stress factors, like work stress, infections, trauma. Aging itself accelerates the body’s production of Free Radicals.
Since, it’s very difficult to avoid most of the factors which generate free radicals our only option is to ensure we get a regular supply of antioxidants to minimize their effects.
Symptoms of free radical damage are:-
Premature aging signs such as age spots, wrinkles, sagging of the skin
Degenerative diseases such as arthritis, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, cancer, vision problems, cataracts etc.
Antioxidants are compounds found in nature (food) which disarm free radicals in your body. They are a complex group of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phyto-nutrients, and phyto-chemicals that help protect your body from free radical damage.
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Free Radicals What Are They?
Highly unstable molecules that wreak havoc in the body.
Formed daily in the body every moment when you breathe or your body uses oxygen. Impossible to avoid.
Other causes: stress, exposure to sunlight, air pollution, house-cleaning chemicals, cigarette smoke, a diet high in fat or sugar, processed food, medication, exercise, etc.
Each cell in the body suffers at least 10,000 HITS by free radicals each day.
And there are close to 100 trillion cells in the body. Imagine the number of HITS your body suffers daily What do Free Radicals cause…
Elevated Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol Levels
Lowered Immune Function
Other Degenerative Diseases
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Lipophilic antioxidants have higher bio-availability and are preferred by cells.
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Even though Antioxidants can work independently but they work better as a team. Some Antioxidants can resuscitate one another when they get wiped out by free radical – this literally “recycles” the antioxidants. The best solution is to stick with eating foods that contain a broad spectrum of naturally occurring antioxidants and their cofactors.
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