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Melissa’s favourite Vegetable


(one of) Melissa's favourite Vegetables


Anyone who knows me will know I LOVE BROCCOLI!

It hasn’t always been the most famous green (or my favourite) but it is now being hailed as a “super food”. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables along with kale, cauliflower and cabbage. It is a good source of: * Vitamin c * Folate * Vitamin K * Calcium * Fibre * Beta carotene * And other antioxidants Broccoli has a high nutrient content and a low calories which makes it ideal for people watching their weight. One of the antioxidants that broccoli is rich in is called sulforaphane – this has been shown to have a protective effect on the breakdown of cartilage cells which makes it ideal for people suffering from osteoarthritis. Remember the recommended daily intake of vegetables is 5 a day. (http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/resource/australian-dietary-guidelines-recommended-daily-intakes) I include broccoli in my diet in a variety of ways:
  • Add to a green smoothie
  • Dip (raw) into hummus
  • Make a broccoli pesto dip
  • Stir into curries, stir fry and pasta sauces
  • Steam and eat with protein (and other vegetables)
Information from www.myosteolife.com.au FullSizeRender