Researchers at Imperial College London say that eating at least 1 cup of broccoli daily can prevent clogging of arteries. This vegetable is rich in sulforaphane that helps the body use protein to prevent plaque formation in the arteries.
Also, due to its high vitamin K content, broccoli prevents calcium from damaging the arteries. Moreover, it is rich in fiber, and studies have shown that a high-fiber diet can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Eat 2 to 3 servings of broccoli each week. A serving of broccoli is ½ cup of raw broccoli. Opt for grilled, roasted or steamed broccoli to enjoy its heart-healthy benefits.