Broccoli also once known as Italian asparagus, is one of the world’s most powerful agents in the silent war against Cancer. It may be cunningly disguised as a tasty vegetable, but behind the appealing flavour lies an army of nutrients ready to protect you against common foe. It is closely related to the cabbage and its large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable. Just 100g of broccoli has two day’s supply of vitamin C. Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. It is a good source of dietary fibre and it also gives you potassium, vitamin E, folate and beta carotene.