This particular vegetable is hailed as a wonder food for a good reason.
A recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension proves that consuming this ONE vegetable can lower your blood pressure as much as 15 points.
And the best part: it’s dirt cheap, and you can find it in every supermarket.
In the study conducted at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, hypertensive rats were given a compound derived from broccoli.
On average, the rat’s blood pressure decreased by 11%.
If broccoli works anything similar with humans, we could be looking at a 10–15-point drop in blood pressure by consuming broccoli or the compounds found in broccoli.
So how does this work?
The compound found in broccoli, called glucosinolate, produces a metabolite product, called sulforaphane, that has long been known to improve blood pressure and kidney functioning.
Even though this compound is found in all cruciferous vegetables, broccoli has the highest concentration.