December 17, 2017

Broccoli – The 5th Healthiest Vegetable

Broccoli Nutrition InformationWinter is right around the corner and broccoli will be at it’s best.  During the cooler months, broccoli is more tender and tastes better.  Not only does it taste great, it’s low in calories, with only 44 calories per cup.

In addition to being low in calories, it’s an excellent source for Vitamins A, C, and K, and also high in dieary fiber and folate.  It’s also part of the cruciferous vegetable family, famous for their phytonutrients that have an anti-cancer effect.  Vitamins A and C are high in anti oxidants, folic is good for a healthy heart and also helps your liver fight toxic substances.

The healthiest way to cook broccoli is to steam it and not overcook it.  Cook it al dente.

Some of the health benefits of broccoli include:

  • It helps your digestive system
  • It helps maintain your vision
  • It helps your bones stay strong
  • It helps aid a healthy pregnancy
  • It’s high in other vitamins like B6 and B2 and high in manganese, potassium, phosporous, magnesium, iron, protein and calcium.

To find out more about the health benefits of broccoli, and exactly how broccoli helps aid your body in the activities above, please check out our links to The World’s Healthiest Foods.

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