Broccoli, “Trees”, “Dinosaur Bushes”, or “The Other Gaseous Vegetable” are just a few of the names this wonderful green vegetable goes by. And, while it may sometimes be a challenge to get your kids (or yourself) to eat it, it’s well worth the effort because broccoli is excellent for your health. So, bring on the broccoli! Discover tasty ways to add this superfood to your meal plan with some of our best broccoli recipes, and learn more about the health benefits of this healthful veggie below.
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2 REASONS TO BRING ON THE BROCCOLI:
1. Broccoli is Proving to be a Real Contender in the Cancer Fight
“In a new study, researchers found compounds in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables called isothiocyanates (ITCs) appear to target and block mutant p53 genes associated with cancer growth.” (Source)
2. Broccoli Has as Much Calcium as a Glass of Milk and More Vitamin C Than an Orange
Love it or hate it, you should be eating it!