Let Healthy Long Island Broccoli Help You Build a Better Body

Broccoli may not be at the top of the list of your favorite foods, but it should be. From boosting immunity to strengthening your skeleton and joints cutting cancer
risk, here are 10 ways this cruciferous veggie sends your health soar.

Broccoli might not be the most popular vegetable around, but it’s certainly one of the most nutritious. Considered a superfood for its nutritional value and disease-fighting properties, broccoli Is high in fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamins A, C, K, and mineral iron, all of which are essential for a healthy diet. More recently, broccoli has also been praised for its ability to combat osteoarthritis.

Widely recognized as a cancer fighter, broccoli’s health perks stem throughout the body.

Below is a fantastic broccoli recipe that I prepare often and my clients love it!

Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water

Preparation

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, and sliced garlic. Sauté 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving

Calories: 53, Calories from fat: 46%Fat: 2.7g, Saturated fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g, Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g, Protein: 3.3g, Carbohydrate: 6.4g, Fiber: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 0.0mg, Iron: 1mg, Sodium: 147mg, Calcium: 55mg

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