Steam broccoli may help ease asthma

May 28, 2020

TIME and again, people are reminded not to skip in their daily meal green leafy vegetables for health boost and development. But the advice could have even better results than first thought.

In a new study, eating steamed broccoli can be an effective cure to asthma.

According to researchers at the University of Melbourne, the sulforaphane naturally occurring in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, may help protect against respiratory inflammation that can cause asthma.

And eating one or two cups of steamed broccoli every day could be a new treatment to help asthmatics.

Broccoli is high in vitamin A and C, vitamin B-6 and contains iron, calcium and dietary fiber. Part of the cabbage family and is also believed to have anti-carcinogenic properties.

Not only the vegetables that belong to the cruciferous family, the researchers also found kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and bokchoy, reduces and even reverses lung damage.

The research was still in the experimental phase and during an asthma attack or severe breathing issues normal medical advice must be followed.

Kale has recently had a massive resurgence in popularity due to its “superfood” qualities and high nutritional value.

Extremely rich in vitamin A and C, K and in calcium, iron and beta carotene, the high in fiber vegetable is also low in calories, has no fat and is also full of antioxidants.