Did You Know!?

  • 1 cup of raw broccoli has only 31 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein!
  • Broccoli is a good source of Protein, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium,  Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
  • 1 cup of broccoli has 135% of your daily vitamin C requirements.
  • Although broccoli leaves are a little bitter they are completely edible and contain a generous amount of Vitamin A so add them to soups or other foods where they blend in.
  • 1 cup of cooked broccoli contains 74  mg of calcium which is as much calcium in a 4 oz glass of cow’s milk but without the fat or cholesterol.
  • The combination of calcium and vitamin C in broccoli improves the absorption of calcium, milk does not have vitamin C but does have harmful fat, cholesterol, hormones and much more dangers.
  • Most of the beta carotene that broccoli has is stored in the florets.
  • Broccoli is considered a low glycemic food which can help to normalize blood sugar.
  • Some research suggests that only 3 servings of broccoli a month can reduce the risk of bladder cancer by as much as 40%.
  • The Harvard School of Public Health reported that broccoli may reduce the risk of cataracts.
  • Broccoli sprouts are even better for you containing up to 20 times more disease fighting compounds and has been show to either kill cancer or prevent it from further growth so eat up!
  • Broccoli contains anti-cancer compounds that are protective against breast, bladder, ovarian, leukemia, melanoma, colon, prostate, and many other cancers.
  • When broccoli is eaten together with tomatoes it has been shown to shrink prostate tumors by 52%.
  • Organically grown broccoli has higher phytonutrient levels than conventionally grown broccoli does.
  • Eating broccoli has been shown to help prevent the development of cataracts.
  • A cup of broccoli contains 94 mcg of folic acid reducing the risk of birth defects.
  • Broccoli and all cruciferous vegetables are an amazing power house to add to your diet so EAT UP!

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