September 26, 2018

Broccoli is the only vegetable you actually need to eat, according to a doctor (Uk. Businessinsider)

Broccoli is the only vegetable you actually need to eat, according to a doctor (Uk. Businessinsider)

The next time you go to make a green smoothie, you can put down the spinach and other vegetables and pick up something a little different instead. According to Dr Rangan Chatterjee, the author of “The Four Pillar Plan” and a correspondent on the BBC programme Doctor in the House, there is only one vegetable people really need to eat — broccoli. “Broccoli is a life-saver,” he wrote in a recent article for the MailOnline. The benefits of consuming the green cabbage variety, of which there are many, according to Dr Chatterjee, start in the gut, after travelling through the small intestine, and expand from there. Once the indigestible fibres from the broccoli reach the colon, gut bugs “start feasting on the fibre and making short-chain fatty acids,” Dr Chatterjee said. This, in turn, leads to healthy gut bacteria, bowel health, and improved immune health. Read more

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