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While many were still unaware of broccoli, it has become a popular vegetable now because of its many healthy benefits. This hearty, tasty vegetable is rich in dozens of nutrients and packs the most nutritional punch of any vegetable, most importantly:
Most importantly, protection against Cancer!
Broccoli provides a health bonus in the form of protective substances that can help protect you from disease. Botanically, broccoli belongs to the cabbage family, collectively known as cruciferous vegetables. Health organizations have singled out cruciferous vegetables as must-have foods and recommend that you eat them several times a week as they are linked to lower rates of cancer.
How much nutrition is in 1 cup of broccoli?
Did you know that broccoli is a low-calorie food that contains only 45 calories in 1 cup?
Take a look at the quantity of the main nutrients in broccoli and how much they cover of your daily needs:
Incorporate broccoli in your diet, you can eat it raw or steamed - as an appetizer, in the salads and soups or in mixed dishes. It adds flavour, colour and above all extra health benefits.
Good to Know
Quick steaming or healthy sautéing are the best ways to cook broccoli in order to retain its nutrients. These methods of preparation cause the least loss of nutrients.
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