According to a recent research report published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, women who ate more vegetables had reduced carotid artery wall thickness. Among all the vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts turned out to be the most effective. This study proves the potential benefits of different types of vegetables on a subclinical atherosclerosis which is an underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases. In order to draw this conclusion, researchers distributed a food frequency questionnaire to Australian women who were above 70 years old.

Emphasis Laid on Cruciferous Vegetables for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

After the research, it was found that cardiovascular disease risk is linked to the consumption of different vegetables and other dietary factors. It was found that vegetables act as a protective ingredient apart from carrying out an improved lifestyle. The researchers highlighted the importance and emphasize on the daily intake of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower in order to protect against cardiovascular diseases.