Well maybe George Bush didn’t like his broccoli, but perhaps if he had just a little more information about how good broccoli is for us, he’d give it a second chance. My kids can’t get enough of it and, from what I’ve seen in their friends, my kids are not alone.
Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables (so named because the petals have a cross shape). It is similar to cabbage and cauliflower and is highly nutritionally dense.
Studies are showing that the phytonutrients in broccoli can protect against many types of cancers, including breast, prostate, ovarian, bladder and skin cancer. Broccoli also can boost detoxification, support digestive health, promote cardio vascular health and prevent cataracts. Equally important, broccoli is so high in calcium (one cup of cooked broccoli contains 74 mg of calcium, plus 123 mg of vitamin C) that it is a great for bone protection and boosts our immune system. Broccoli is also high in folate and potassium.