Do you eat broccoli? But do you know how to prepare them well?

Broccoli is a vegetable loaded with beneficial properties for the body. It is recognized worldwide for its nutrients for general health. It is rightly considered a superfood, but it must be prepared well so that it retains all its benefits.

Broccoli is essentially a vegetable rich in vitamins C and E, as well as isothiocyanates, flavonoids and beta-carotene. It also contains minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, zinc or iron, among others. It has an excellent anti-inflammatory and alkalizing effect, while having a very low caloric load.

Thanks to its nutritive composition, it is an excellent ally to counter the signs of aging induced by the body’s natural oxidation. In addition, it is a good detoxifying agent that removes toxins and waste from the body and optimizes liver health.

The right way to consume broccoli

In general, you only consume the flowers of broccoli, leaving out the leaves and stems, which is a serious mistake ! These last two parts of the vegetable are the ones that contain the most nutrients. Broccoli leaves are rich in beta-carotene, vitamins A and C. The stems are rich in fiber. The ideal is therefore to get the most out of it without losing any part.

The correct way to prepare broccoli is to cut its stems, removing their outer layer and cutting them in small pieces. For cooking, start with the flowers which must be cooked first, once almost ready, cook the leaves and stems because they take less time to be ready.

Broccoli can be consumed in many ways. For example, steaming alone, with a little salt and pepper, in a healthy salad with other ingredients, in green smoothies, etc. The important thing to remember is not to omit any part of this superfood.

Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given can not replace the advice of a health professional.

Do you like our content?

Receive our latest publications every day for free and directly in your mailbox

Related Articles

Back to top button