Your mother always emphasized the importance of consuming broccoli, and it would have been wise to heed her advice. Even if you didn’t listen then, it’s never too late to start.
This cruciferous vegetable, resembling a tree, is rich in total phenolics and antioxidants that have been proven to possess anticancer properties. However, it’s not just the florets that are beneficial. According to research published in the Preventative Nutrition and Food Science Journal, broccoli leaves and stems contain even higher levels of total phenolics than florets.
Moreover, you don’t have to wait for the broccoli to mature fully to reap its anti-cancer benefits. Early-maturing broccoli (broccoli sprouts) also contain numerous phenolics and antioxidants.