The effects of broccoli on obesity have been pinpointed to the phytochemical Sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, which is found in broccoli sprouts.
The chemicals fight flab by activating “brown fat” cells, which fire up your metabolism and it also reverses the effects of fatty foods on your gut biome, and this can reduce inflammation prevent weight gain.
Broccoli is so low in calories that you can eat a whole load without putting on an ounce.
Several of the nutrients in broccoli, namely vitamin C, calcium and chromium, are said to promote weight loss.
Your body needs vitamin C to synthesize the compound carnitine, vital for metabolising fats into energy. Less fat is burned during exercise when you’re low in vitamin C.
Calcium might well decrease production of new fat cells, and stimulate breakdown of stored fat. It can also prevent some dietary fats from being absorbed, by binding with them in the intestine.
Chromium is thought to regulate the activity of insulin. Through this function, it may impact carbohydrate metabolism and may boost weight loss.
The news is good for broccoli. So make it part of diet and let it help with your weight loss diet!
all becomes clear - my uncle is excited about his purple sprouting broccoli which is nearly ready. I quite like the stuff so will be seeing if I can scrounge some as it is so healthy.