Broccoli is a well-balanced food that contains an incredible amount of nutritional value. It boosts DNA repair to fight cancer. It reduces the risk of heart attacks. It fights arthritis and gout. It helps your eye health and improves your skin. The folate it contains helps to produce and maintain cells, and the iron aids with blood formation and oxygen transport. It may shock you to know that broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more protein than steak.
Get ready for this list. Broccoli is a great source of protein, vitamin e, thiamin, riboflavin, calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber, vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin k, vitamin b6, folate, and potassium. It has a completeness score of 92 and an amino acid score of 83. It is a great option for weight loss programs, pH balanced diets, and overall optimum health.
A cup (~90g) of broccoli will get you:
- Only 30 calories!!
- 6 g of carbohydrates
- 0 g of fat
- 3 g of protein
- Vitamin A – 11 % (% of 2,000 calorie daily value)
- Vitamin C – 135 %
- Vitamin K – 116 %
- Vitamin B6 – 8 %
- Folate – 14 %
- Potassium – 8 %
- Manganese – 10 %
Here are some ways to get more broccoli into your meals:
- Puree it and make broccoli soup
- Try baby broccoli or broccoli sprouts added to salads
- Add to other vegetables and noodles in a stir fry
- Steamed with a little salt and olive oil
- Roasted with parmesan cheese
- Added to omelets