At The Dinner Daily, you may often see bright green broccoli as a quick and easy side to many of our weeknight meals. While broccoli is certainly quick and simple to make, it also packs quite a punch nutritionally. Not only that, but it has a rather mild taste, making many kids not complain about eating it!
This awesome vegetable that looks-like-a-tree can make your body strong and thrive like a tree, as it is packed with some key nutrients and wonderful benefits.
Full of Iron
Too many people suffer from iron deficiencies. While there is medication to help, you can actually reduce your risk of anemia through your diet. Dark green, leafy vegetables are full of this mineral, and so is broccoli. It doesn’t matter whether you eat it raw or cooked, you will benefit considerably. With more iron, you’ll feel like you have more energy to do things throughout the day.
Helps to Prevent Cancer
Broccoli is full of antioxidants. These help to repair cells after they have been damaged, and protect the body from free radicals, which aids in cancer prevention. The antioxidants also improve the immune system, which means other diseases and conditions can be fought off much easier.
Aids Your Digestive System
How often have you felt sluggish in your digestive system? It’s often due to foods that you’ve eaten that do nothing to help aid digestion but do everything to hinder it. You won’t have that issue with broccoli! The nutrients in broccoli will help to make the digestive system work at its optimum level. Broccoli is full of fiber, and low in carbohydrates. Constipation will be a thing of the past.
A good digestive system will also help those who want to lose weight. With more fiber, you’ll feel fuller longer, so you won’t feel the need to snack as much.
If you’re looking for one strong nutritious food to add to your diet, broccoli is one of them. It can be cooked in various ways, or you can get all the benefits by eating it raw. It’s full of great nutrients that not only help you lose weight but will make your body a healthier place to be!