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Eat Your Broccoli!

Mom always told you to eat your vegetables and she knew what she was talking about, especially when it comes to broccoli. This delicious green veggie has many health benefits that will add years to your life!

  • High in Potassium

Maintaining the required potassium level in the body promotes a healthy nervous system and allows the brain to function at it’s best. Muscle growth also relies on a sufficient intake of potassium.

  • Great Source of Fiber

Eating more fiber, such as broccoli will aid in digestion, and you will avoid becoming constipated. Fiber will also make you feel more full, so you will be less likely to eat something higher in fat and calories. It also reduces cholesterol levels.

  • High in Calcium

The high amount of calcium contained in broccoli is essential for bone health and preventing osteoporosis.

  • Cancer Fighter

Broccoli contains chemicals that have been scientifically proven to fight cancer and protect against damage from cancer causing elements.

With all of the great things broccoli can do for your body, why not try this delicious recipe? It is very easy to make, takes only a few ingredients and several minutes of preparation time. Best of all, it is super healthy and extremely tasty!

Oven Roasted Broccoli

1 large bunch of broccoli

2-3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

½ teaspoon Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse broccoli and cut into preferred size pieces. Pour olive oil and salt in large bowl. Add broccoli and toss until well coated. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spread broccoli across foil. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Lora C Mercado is a freelance writer and author of numerous cookbooks and books on other topics such as grief healing and poetry.

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