Love broccoli or hate it, you’ll probably be wanting more of it once you read this.
Packed with tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant phytonutrients that help you stay fit and trim, broccoli also contains niacin (alias “vitamin B3”), which helps create an enzyme called NMN (for nicotinamide mononucleotide).
Now a study conducted on mice at the Washington University School of Medicine has revealed that the NMN in broccoli helps your body use energy more efficiently, slows age-related weight gain, boosts eyesight, and improves insulin sensitivity. In other words, it staves off many of the negative effects of aging. Even as the NMN-munching study mice got older, their metabolism and energy levels remained comparable with that of younger, friskier rodents.
Can’t stand broccoli? You can still reap the benefits of NMN by eating other extremely rich sources of niacin. Check out 9 more incredible options to mix into your diet.