Broccoli is reported to have originated from wild cabbage during roman times, but gained popularity in the United States in the 1920’s. As with other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli contains sulforophane, a compound shown to have anti-cancer properties. Broccoli is also a great source of fiber, which is shown to improve digestive health and lower cholesterol. Fiber also provides food for the good bacteria in your gut, improves digestive health and decreases inflammation (1).
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