The Green Healer

The Wonder Veggie

It turns out that broccoli is a super way to green holiday menus. This wonder veggie, which has been found to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, now has been found to even reverse damage done to heart vessels as a result of diabetes, according to UK researchers.

People with diabetes are evidently up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than others. With diabetes on the rise, we have good reason this season not to shy away from having seconds of the green stuff.

Source: Medical News Today, 2008

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