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Broccoli: The Vegetable Superstar

Broccoli has gained much popularity because as we've all heard - it's loaded with healthy stuff. But really, how good is it?

  • Steamed broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk.
  • One medium spear has 3 times more fiber than a slice of wheat bran bread.
  • It is one of the richest sources of vitamin A.
  • Broccoli, along with spinach, helps to minimize the risk of cataracts.
  • Broccoli contains potent cancer fighting phytochemicals.
  • It's listed as one of the foods most likely to prevent colon cancer.
  • Broccoli is not alone: kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and bok choy are in the same family and they all have cancer fighting properties.

Fit's Tips: Your mom was right. Eat your broccoli - it IS good for you.

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katie225 katie225 9 years
i love steamed broccoli as well! just a little bit of salt and butter is enough for me, though, i don't need to slather it in anything. i actually really like these bags that you get in the frozen food section that allows you to steam the broccoli in the microwave. awesome! when i do that, i don't even need butter or salt. and if i have any leftovers, i feed them to my parrot because he loves fresh veggies!
Running-Bunny Running-Bunny 9 years
I love broccoli, cauliflower and carrots!! I don't know what's with the combination, but it is so yummy!!!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Mmmmm...Steamed broccoli. It's great with cheddar cheese melted on it too.
Bonne Bonne 9 years
We just bought a veggie steam and the fresh broccoli tastes great. Yummness...
ChanelLover ChanelLover 9 years
Mmmm I love broccoli. I just had some for dinner tonight. Always a good and healthy choice.
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Love broccoli - I even put it in my salads. At parties, I beeline for the tray of broccoli and cauliflower!
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
Awesome. I've always liked eating my "trees". ~M~
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I love steamed broccoli... but I have to slather it in butter :drool:
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Broccolli's a Super Food!!!
Marci Marci 9 years
Broccoli is in my top 3 favorite foods and has been since I was a kid. Of course, the other two are chocolate and Tasti D-Lite so......
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