Featured Food: Broccoli

Pinned ImageBroccoli may be the brunt of many childhood food phobia jokes, but it does kind of reign supreme in the vegetable kingdom. For me personally it’s my second go-to vegetable (after my admiration for cabbage of course!). I especially like it tossed in grass-fed butter with mushrooms and salt. Simple but unbelievably tasty. It’s green therefore its packed with potential benefits. Here are some such benefits:

  • Potassium: great for nervous systems
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C: think antioxidant prowess
  • Vitamin K: your bones will thank you for this one
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • High fiber (helps prevent overeating and believe me broccoli-especially raw is an eating workout. Prepare to sweat and skip the dessert)
  • Glucoraphanin: anti-cancer potential and great for skin health
  • Folate
  • Lutein: notable in eye health

Pretty impressive resume, guess we should all eat our broccoli as kids. Recipes coming tomorrow and Sunday, have a fantastic weekend!

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One Response to Featured Food: Broccoli

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