Tip: Health Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the most nutrient dense foods available.

The Nutritional Value of BroccoliBroccoli is one of the most nutrient dense foods available.  Here are some of its nutritional benefits:

  • Top anticancer vegetable (especially colon cancer): loaded with phytonutrients sulforaphane and indoles, which help protect and fight against tumors and help the liver work better

  • Rich source of many vitamins and minerals: folic acid, vitamins A and C, calcium, and carotenoids, especially lutein and zeaxanthin, both good for the eyes

  • Contains more fiber and protein than most other vegetables: 4.7 grams per cup of each

Call to Action:

Include broccoli in your salads and as a regular vegetable you eat.  For only 44 calories per cup you’ll reap lots of nutritional value.

To your wellness,
Lynn

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