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Why Is Broccoli Good For You

Apr 18, 2008
As a kid, if you were not so enthusiastic about eating broccoli, but you are now searching for a healthier approach to eating healthy, you should stop discriminating this vegetable as it deserves another chance. This edible plant is now an essential inclusion in your diet and its appreciation comes with some study and proof. In the same way, discovering how delicious broccoli is takes a modest amount of effort.

It is important to know that broccoli is really good when it comes to sourcing out vitamins. Packed with large amounts of calcium, fiber and folic acid, it also contains lots of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Broccoli is also a significant supply of calcium, and not only does this help with managing high blood pressure, it also assist in fighting against colon cancer and helps build stronger bones. Risk of serious conditions such as cancer, heart disease and cataracts can also be reduced by the influence of broccoli.

So now that you understand how healthy it is, how can you eat it? Many people make an automatic face when it comes to this vegetable, but with some serious taste tests and considerations, you'll realize that that's just a left-over artifact from your childhood. While this vegetable is quite tasty when it has been steamed on its own, you'll find that there are many ways to incorporate it into a healthy diet. To get your best results, steam your broccoli until it is tender but still quite green; this gives you both a lovely looking food as well as a bit of crunch.

Amongst the most preferred ways of eating steamed cooked broccoli is by drizzling some melted cheese over it. An indulgence loved by kids, although the soft crunchy taste and the type of cheese topping will appeal more to you as an adult.

Sharp cheddar is a traditional favorite, but you'll also have some great results with pepperjack, and, if you have a taste for it, bleu cheese such as stilton.

Broccoli gives an advantage to food that has a stew or thick chunky meat consistency. Eating chicken pot pie is an excellent way to have vegetables, so spend some extra time chucking in baby broccoli florets with those potatoes, carrots, and rice. The smooth flavor of broccoli will be enhanced by the creamy taste of the stew.

So put in that extra effort in integrating broccoli in your diet, knowing now that the horrors of broccoli is only a myth!
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