Broccoli is only one of many crucifer vegetables. Broccoli has been popular since the ancient Roman times. There are many benefits to broccoli like reducing the risk of breast cancer, relieving some symptoms of Autism, and detoxifying the body. Login to access links

Broccoli is best consumed in the raw instead of cooked. The process of cooking eliminates the many vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the body. Sulforaphane is one beneficial compound found is many crucifer vegetables, but highest in broccoli, and especially broccoli sprouts. Link. Sulforaphane temporally decreases relationship issues in those with autism. Link.

Broccoli contains high amounts of minerals such as selenium, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron, and vitamins C, A, B-6, making it a great health food. With more vitamin C than a single orange and more Vitamin A than milk, broccoli is great for immune health. The fiber content also helps with regularity and can even be beneficial to diabetics at keeping their blood sugar in check Link . 100 grams of broccoli has 2.6 grams of fiber, 2.8 grams of protein, and a whopping 155% of the daily recommendations for vitamin C. Link.

Broccoli is best eaten raw and can be added into salads or served on a veggie tray with a low-fat dip. Broccoli is also delicious when it is cooked or roasted. Next time you’re at the grocery, don’t forget to pick up the broccoli and enjoy a nutrient dense veggie snack or meal!

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