#14 Broccoli (cooked or raw) and other power green foods (62 non-drug ways to reduce blood pressure!)

Glucoraphanin, also known as sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS), is present in high levels in broccoli sprouts. Testing the effects of the sprouts on an animal model for hypertension in humans, researchers found evidence of increased tissue antioxidant defense mechanisms, lowered inflammatory response and improved cardiovascular health.

I like broccoli cooked better than raw, and I like a little shredded cheese on top.  My attempts to detect any change from eating broccoli have come up with nothing instant.  However, I do believe that a steady diet of some of these dark green foods, like beet greens, broccoli, spinach, and so on are power foods.  Over a few weeks they do improve health and lower blood pressure.



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