SUPERFOOD // BROCCOLI:
Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, which is one of the most liver-protective families as it has a ton of health benefits. 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. 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! Many people are also surprised to learn that broccoli is also an amazing source of Vitamin C – 1 cup has 134% of your daily recommended intake.
CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD – FULL RECIPE HERE
Recipe by Mandy King, HEAL