Highlight on Broccoli

Broccoli definitely doesn't get enough credit. This cruciferous vegetable is low on the glycemic index, and contains high levels of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium, folate, pantothenic acid, fibre, vitamin B6 and many more nutrients.

Studies have shown that broccoli is an anti-inflammatory food because of its sources of phytonutrients, its high in antioxidants, it aids in detoxification, it supports digestive and heart health and has been linked to cancer prevention.

Now many people don't mind broccoli palatable but there are many ways you can enjoy it!

-use the stem in juicing or smoothies. It is actually sweet and provides a nice flavour

-shave off the top and sprinkle it in pastas or other dishes

-add pieces to your next stir fry

-bake them in the oven and let them get crispy and perhaps add a vegan cheese sauce

-steam them to help keep nutrients intact

-eat it raw with hummus

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