The Benefits of Broccoli (Plus a Few Bonus Recipes)

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When you hear the phrase “eat your vegetables,” one of the first that comes to mind might be broccoli.

Broccoli is an inexpensive vegetable available year-round, so it’s one of the more common veggies that people eat when they are trying to get more vegetables in their diet.

But, broccoli often gets a bad rap. Many people think it’s boring and only eat it slathered in ranch dressing.

It does not have to be this way!

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy broccoli besides eating it raw. You can throw it in the oven tossed in avocado oil and sea salt, or try one of the more adventurous tasty recipes below.

But, first things first…

What is Broccoli?

In case Kevin Malone from the Office is reading the CPM blog:

Broccoli is a branched, green vegetable with either purple — or more commonly green — flower buds. It belongs to the cruciferous family, along with cauliflower, cabbage, and kale, and it can be eaten raw or cooked, with just 80g (about two spears) counting as one of your five-a-day.

Nutritional Benefits of Broccoli

Broccoli is a good source of fiber and protein, and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium. Additionally, broccoli contains vitamins A, C, E, K, and a good array of B vitamins, including folic acid.

  1. Broccoli is good for the heart
  2. Broccoli is helps bring strong bones
  3. Broccoli is good for eye health
  4. Broccoli can help fight disease and inflammation

Learn more about the health benefits of broccoli.

Still Not a Fan of Broccoli? Try These Recipes

Here are some fun broccoli recipes that are quick, easy, and delicious.

What’s your favorite way to make broccoli, CPM’ers? Give one of these recipes a try and let us know how it turns out!

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