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Broccoli is a dark green vegetable in the cruciferous family. It is rich in fiber, provitamin A carotenoids, vitamin C and vitamin K. Cruciferous vegetables contain phytochemical which help create immune and antioxidant support in the body by inducing extra protecion of the enymes (Phase II) involved in detoxifying carcinogens and flushing them out of the body. These important enzymes include quinone reductase and glutathione S-transferase, with Sulforaphane as a major and potent Phase II enzyme inducer. Broccoli is an important source of Vitamin K, which helps prevent stomach and colon cancer.

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