Benefits of broccoli juice

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is a member of the cabbage family. Broccoli is characterized by thick, light green stalks or stems, and dark green, tightly packed florets on top. Broccoli juice is best enjoyed blended with other juices, such as carrot and apple, to make it taste better. Juice raw broccoli to receive the best nutritional value and to keep all of the enzymes intact. Always consult your physician before adding broccoli juice to your regular diet.

Pre-Digested Nutrients
Drinking broccoli juice enables you to take in large amounts of pre-digested nutrients, which gives your digestive system a rest. Juicing also makes it possible to ingest much more raw broccoli than you would eat at one sitting. It is easy to include an entire head of broccoli with carrots and an apple in a tall glass of juice, but eating the same head might be difficult.

Stomach Ailments
According to, broccoli contains a substance called sulforaphane, which may be useful in assisting the body in preventing peptic ulcers. Broccoli juice can also ease gastritis and indigestion.

Bone Building
Compared ounce for ounce with milk, broccoli actually has more calcium, according to Iowa State University. The calcium in broccoli juice can help with the bone density problems many people experience as they get older. Broccoli juice is also a beneficial alternative to cow's milk for those who are lactose intolerant.

Breast Health
Broccoli juice contains an anti-estrogenic compound known as glucosinolates. This compound helps the body rid itself of excess estrogen, which has been associated with elevated breast cancer risk,

Eye Health
Juicing fresh broccoli can help protect your vision. Broccoli has high antioxidant levels, which can help keep your vision clear, as well as lutein, which helps protect against age-related macular degeneration. Combine broccoli and carrot juices for an even more powerful eye tonic.

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