The Health Benefits Of Broccoli
We all must be aware of the numerous health benefits of broccoli due to its enrichment of several nutrients. The vegetable resembles as a mini tree and belongs to the cruciferous family. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in fiber, vitamin C, E and K, and are best known for their cancer-fighting properties.
There are many vegetables along with broccoli that belong to the cruciferous family, some of these are kale, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, and turnips.
But this article is fully focused on mentioning all the health benefits of broccoli. Maximum people love this vegetable, but some may not like the taste. So, for those, to enhance this veg flavor I have curated a list of broccoli recipes, to prove that having a healthier diet is now tastier too.
Before proceeding further, let’s discuss some of its health benefits –
Health Benefits of Broccoli
Broccoli reduces cancer risk – this is on the top of the list of all its benefits, as it belongs to the cruciferous family, so like other veggies like cauliflower, cabbage, radish, turnips, etc, broccoli also is consist of the antioxidants that help in fighting cancer.
Have you also noticed a slightly bitter taste in broccoli?
This is due to the presence of “sulforaphane” which gives broccoli the bitter taste and makes it a healthy veggie that helps in preventing cancer.
It detoxifies our body – due to its richment of fiber, antioxidant properties, and isothiocyanates, broccoli is one of the best vegetables for eliminating all your unwanted substances from the body.
Maintains skin health – healthy glow comes from inside and requires adequate nutrition from our diet. Broccoli ensures this, it consists of multiple vitamins and minerals including vitamin C which is majorly known for helping the body in producing collagen, which helps in treating skin diseases and also makes our skin less prone to infections.
Good for eye health – in today’s time, we highly need the diet which claims to be the best for our eye health. Most of our time we spend in front of mobile and laptop screens which are the major sources of damage to our eyes.
Including broccoli in our diet heals this damage, and protects our eyes from cataracts too.
Boosts immunity – weak immunity is the root of inviting various illnesses, eating broccoli strengthens immunity as it’s rich with antioxidants that support the immune system.
Now, after discussing its benefits, let’s know some healthy Broccoli recipes that will surely make you craved it.
Healthy Broccoli Recipes
Broccoli can be very boring if always served in a traditionally cooked style. There is not much fan following of this amazing vegetable, especially when it comes to kids, I don’t know anyone who craves for broccoli.
It’s all because many of us haven’t tried it’s amazing healthy recipes which proves that broccoli is not just healthy, it’s amazingly delicious too. Have a look below.
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- 680g broccoli
- 1 tablespoon olive oil/avocado oil/ coconut oil)
- Juice from half a lemon, about 1 Tbsp
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (as per your taste)
For knowing the directions click here.
Broccoli & Cheese Omelet
- 2-3 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Cooked Broccoli
- 2 tablespoon Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper (as per your taste).
Click here for the full recipe.
Broccoli Slaw With lemon Dressing
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 package (12 ounces) broccoli coleslaw mix
- 2 large red apples, thinly sliced.
Click here and know the delicious recipe.
- 8 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1 bunch green sliced onions
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
- 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
For directions click here.