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22 August 2016

Broccoli is good for you

Broccoli is good for you. The green vegetable and its relatives in the Brassica family contain natural chemical compounds known as phenolics, including well-known health boosters like the so-called flavanoids. Phenolic compounds are known to have strong antioxidant properties that may lower the chances of contracting a number of degenerative diseases. Eating broccoli and other foods that are rich in phenolics has been linked with a reduced risk of type II diabetes, a variety of different cancers, asthma and coronary heart disease.

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