What’s So Great About Broccoli

What’s So Great About Broccoli

I’m sorry, what? How have we not already discussed broccoli? You know how? It’s because broccoli is the workhorse of the vegetable world. Full of nutrition, punching cancer cells in the face, willing to be eaten raw and dipped or cooked and drenched in cheese or chopped and tossed in a quiche. It will do anything for us and for that, we basically ignore its awesomeness. If broccoli is the Mom, then we are the ungrateful teenagers. Well, no more. Time to show some love and appreciation, and would it kill you to sit up straight?

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According to one Johns Hopkins University cancer study, “broccoli prevented the development of tumors by 60 percent and helped reduce the size of tumors by 75 percent.” (Source) Need we say more? Oh, lets! Broccoli is high in both soluble and insoluble fibre, Vitamins C and A and low in calories.

Yes, it’s green so it has a bit of an uphill battle with some kids but consider that President Obama recently told the Kids State Dinner (it’s a thing!) that broccoli is his favourite vegetable and the First Lady reports its “the one vegetable that my children will eat without creating chaos and havoc.” High praise indeed. And if “the President of the United State’s children love it” gets you no traction at the dinner table, there’s always cheese sauce.

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2 Comments

  1. Daff
    September 11, 11:20 Reply

    I WISH I could eat broccoli. I love it, it does not love me. When I eat it raw, the inside of my mouth starts tingling to the point of burning. When I eat it cooked, I have such stomach pains, I am almost rolling on the floor in pain. I do not have this problem with cauliflower though.

  2. Kathy
    September 11, 12:41 Reply

    Oh too bad you can’t have it at all! Have you tried cooking and pureeing it in a soup? That breaks down more of the fibre and I know I’ve had great luck with purées of veggies that otherwise kill my stomach.

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