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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 10 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 10 years
I love broccoli, cauliflower and carrots!! I don't know what's with the combination, but it is so yummy!!!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Mmmmm...Steamed broccoli. It's great with cheddar cheese melted on it too.
Bonne Bonne 10 years
We just bought a veggie steam and the fresh broccoli tastes great. Yummness...
ChanelLover ChanelLover 10 years
Mmmm I love broccoli. I just had some for dinner tonight. Always a good and healthy choice.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 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 10 years
Awesome. I've always liked eating my "trees". ~M~
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
I love steamed broccoli... but I have to slather it in butter :drool:
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Broccolli's a Super Food!!!
Marci Marci 10 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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