Broccoli…Take 1/2 cup by mouth 3x daily for the rest of your life.

Yep, that’s how I put it.  I honestly feel that if I tell people how to eat food like they take their pills, then they are more likely to listen to me.  And that’s no fault of theirs, but that is just how our society has become.   And how easy is that?  1/2 cup 3 times daily is all you need for major nutrition nourishment.   I believe lightly steaming is the best way and the easiest way to prepare it.  Just fill a pot with 1″ of water, put your steam basket inside, and place your broccoli on the basket, cover, and let steam for 3-5 minutes for fresh or 5-8 minutes for frozen…just enough that a fork can pierce through it.  You want it to still be firm but just not soggy.  That way you still keep a lot of the nutrients inside and available for maximum nourishment for your body!  Marks Daily Apple couldn’t have explained it any better regarding the powerhouse broccoli is:

“A member of the cabbage family, broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C – providing 245% of your recommended daily allowance per 1 cup serving – as well as vitamin K and vitamin A. A multi-talented little vegetable, broccoli is thought to have excellent anti-cancer properties. The phytonutrient indole, for example, suppresses a chemical that is thought to support tumor growth, while sulforophane is thought to detoxify the body, flushing out potentially carcinogenic substances. As such, studies have linked the consumption of broccoli with a reduced risk of cancers of the bladder, liver, lung, colon, breast, ovaries and prostate. In addition, broccoli is an excellent source of bone-fortifying calcium and a great source of folic acid, which is thought to reduce the risk of birth defects. Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked, but recent studies suggest that if you do plan on cooking it, steaming is the best way to preserve all of the vegetables various enzymes and nutrients.”

To your health~
Julie

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