Although unpopular with kids because of its slightly bitter taste, broccoli is favorite among athletes due to its many health benefits. Packed with vitamin C and K, it is necessary part of every healthy diet. Just 100g of broccoli provides sufficient daily dose of vitamin K and it is an excellent choice for bone health and osteoporosis prevention. Since boiling destroys vitamin C due to high temperatures, it is best consumed steamed. It is very rich in fiber and protein, low in fat and contains only 35 calories per 100g. It reduces cholesterol levels and is great for keeping the heart healthy and contains good amounts of folate.
Did you know?
Purple cauliflower is a type of broccoli and broccoli was actually made by crossing cauliflower with pea.