What’s delicious and good for you, too? Broccoli! Read on for more about this healthy veggie from DealDash.
Do you love broccoli? Most people enjoy it in some form, from raw to steamed to cooked in sauce with their Chinese broccoli and beef. The great news about this is that broccoli is very healthy for you as well. Of course, if you get the broccoli and beef you can’t call it health food! Read the rest of this article and learn everything about your favorite vegetable.
The Lowdown on Broccoli
Did you know that broccoli belongs to the cabbage family? It’s yummy and has valuable nutritional properties, as it is one of the foods with more Vitamin C, even more than an orange! Broccoli is also rich in carotenes, vitamin A, selenium, potassium, vegetable calcium, fiber, vitamins B complex and vegetable proteins.
Broccoli is also full of phytochemicals that can offer benefits to your body, such as glucosinolates and above all, flavonoids. You might not be familiar with flavonoids, but they have a strong antioxidant action that has the ability to prevent lipid oxidation in our body. They also neutralize the negative effects of free oxygen radicals in each cell.
At the same time, antioxidant properties are considered anti-cancer properties in our body and together with its nutritional qualities, responsible for most of the benefits offered by broccoli. There are many benefits of eating broccoli.
Benefits of consuming broccoli
In addition to being a vegetable that can easily enrich our diet with a variety of nutrients, broccoli has been associated with a reduced presence of colon cancer in rodents due to its selenium content. However, their flavonoids and glucosinolates have also been tested in a study published in 2009 to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
In addition, research published in the scientific journal Oncogenesis points out that sulfur compounds in broccoli can not only reduce the risk of cancer but also cause cancer cell death, making it a natural therapeutic alternative. Isn’t that amazing? You can enjoy a great meal and fight cancer cells at the same time.
Also, if we consider its high content in fiber as well as proteins that can accelerate our metabolism without providing many calories, we can easily see its benefits when dieting. Also, let’s remember that broccoli has calcium, Vitamin C and other nutrients that can help us lose weight.
So, whether it’s to take care of our weight and prevent nutritional deficiencies or to reduce the risk of cardiovascular or degenerative diseases, broccoli can be very helpful in our diet by offering valuable properties and great benefits.
Baked Simply Broccoli
If you love broccoli when someone else makes it but don’t know how to cook it yourself here is a very simple recipe:
- Broccoli Florets
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil (enough to lightly oil all florets)
- Sea Salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- Garlic powder (to taste)
- In a large bowl, toss broccoli florets with the extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, pepper and garlic.
- Spread the broccoli out in an even layer on a foil-covered baking sheet.
- Bake in your oven, preheated to 350 until florets are tender enough to pierce the stems with a fork, approximately 15 to 20 minutes
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