Broccoli is known to be a hearty and tasty vegetable which is rich in dozens of nutrients.
Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis.
Good for the heart
The anti-inflammatory properties of sulforaphane, one of the isothiocyanates (ITCs) in broccoli, may be able to prevent or even reverse some of the damage to blood vessel linings that can be caused by inflammation due to chronic blood sugar problems.
Broccoli is a good carb and is high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating.
Like many whole foods, broccoli is packed with soluble fiber that draws cholesterol out of your body.