Broccoli – The Wonder Plant

Broccoli – The Wonder Plant

By Ankita Gupta Sehgal  on: 17 January 2016
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In recent times, Broccoli is gaining all the attention it had always deserved for its many health benefits, with loads of nutrients in every bite. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous family, family of cauliflower and cabbage. It can be steamed, stir-fried, added to pastas, to soups, or can be consumed raw to get the host of nutrients.

Broccoli’s noteworthy nutrients include:

  • Vitamin C â€“ One cup of boiled broccoli contains as much Vitamin C as one orange contains, according to the USDA’s nutrient database. Vitamin C as antioxidant help combat cataracts, heart diseases and many cancers. Also, vitamin C along with vitamin A increases body’s immunity towards common cough
  • Potassium â€“ High levels of potassium along with calcium and magnesium helps regulate blood pressure. It can be included in diet
  • Vitamin A â€“ Broccoli contains powerful photochemical antioxidants mainly as beta carotene which is known to keep eyes healthy
  • Calcium â€“ Calcium present in broccoli is an important source of calcium especially for lactose intolerant.The calcium in broccoli is quite comparable to that present in a glass of milk, and thus helps in combating osteoporosis
  • Fiber â€“ About a cup of broccoli provides us with 4gms of dietary fibre. Thus aids in digestion, prevents constipation, keeps bowel movement active, maintains blood sugar

With just 30 calories in one cup of chopped broccoli and a dozens of other nutrients, broccoli is a must have in our diets. Add it in your soups, pastas, salads, or have it stir fried, steamed or try the following lips smacking recipe:

Baked Broccoli with Cottage Cheese

1. Put small cup of sweet potatoes,

2. ½ cup of sliced bell peppers,

3. 7-8 cubes of low fat cottage cheese,

4. 1 cup of chopped broccoli,

5. 2 garlic cloves in a baking tray toss

6. 1 tsp of olive oil, and salt and pepper.

7. Roast at 400 degree F until tender.

8. Squeeze lemon to add zing to the dish

 


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