Prostate cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer globally. A recent study has showed that an increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli can help in preventing men from prostate cancer. A dietary compound in broccoli, called sulforaphane, may help prevent prostate cancer by influencing a type of RNA’s that likely to play a critical role in triggering cells to become malignant and spread, a new study claims. So, if you are a broccoli lover it can be good news for you.

Some of the nutritional benefits of broccoli along with prevention of cancer are as follows:

  1. Cancer preventing - Broccoli along with other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts can prevent from cancer, as stated above.

  2. Soluble fiber – Broccoli is packed with soluble fibers that help in removing cholesterol out of the body.

  3. Omega 3 fatty acids – Broccoli is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids which are known to be anti-inflammatory.

  4. Vitamin C and other antioxidants - Broccoli is packed source of vitamin C plus the flavanoids necessary for vitamin C to recycle effectively. Other antioxidants like lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene are also present in broccoli.

  5. Sulforaphanes - Anti-inflammatory properties of sulforaphane present 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.