Considered one of the most nutritious vegetables around broccoli is packed with numerous vitamins and minerals to help fight
cancer, build strong bones, and lower cholesterol.
Broccoli has long been touted as one of the healthiest veggies because of its nutritional makeup. This superfood is loaded
with fiber, antioxidants to fight cancer, and vitamin C to aid in iron absorption. While broccoli doesn't provide as much
calcium as a glass of milk, it is a great source of calcium to help control blood pressure and build strong bones. Aim to
eat broccoli as well as other cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts) several times per week to
reap the good-for-you benefits.
You don't need to worry about going hungry after this one-dish meal because it contains 25 percent of your daily fiber needs.
And even though this is a meatless dish, you'll get plenty of protein from the tofu.
Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic
Pairing the toasted garlic with broccoli gives this side dish a double dose of heart-healthy antioxidants. When choosing fresh
broccoli, look for heads with compact clusters and a bright green (not yellow) color.
Get a triple dose of vitamin C from the combination of broccoli, orange, and watercress. Like broccoli, watercress is packed
with phytochemicals and antioxidants making this superfood salad a must-have with any meal.
This creamy soup provides more than one-third of your daily calcium needs and around 30 percent of your protein requirements.
With the abundance of vitamin C and potassium found in the broccoli, this is the perfect soup for those sick days in bed.