I don’t like the taste of broccoli, but is on my eating list because is so healthy. To cover the taste I put a lot of garlic or other spices. My baby boy loves it, so it is so easy to cook broccoli for him as many times a week as I want.
When it comes to great nutrition, broccoli is an all-star food with many health benefits. While low in calories, broccoli is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, in addition to fiber.
Broccoli is one of the “cousins” of cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower and it should be on top of your grocery list.
- Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming.
- Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body’s detoxification system
- Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100% of your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K, and is also a good source of vitamin A
- Broccoli shares cancer fighting and immune boosting properties with other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.
- Broccoli has significant amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, which are well know as an anti-inflammatory
- Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis
- Broccoli aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating
- Like many vegetables, broccoli helps keep your whole body less acidic, which has a host of health benefits.