The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!

The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!

The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!

It can be eaten raw or cooked. Steamed or frozen to enjoy later. Tossed in a salad or roasted with olive oil (my personal favorite way to enjoy broccoli!). You can eat just the tops or the tops with the stalks. Any way you eat broccoli, it is beneficial for your health.

Broccoli has many health benefits for your entire body. It is one of the best vegetables for vitamins and nutrients, and to fight numerous diseases.

The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!
A family favorite! Steamed broccoli with cheese!

Broccoli’s Nutrients

It tops the vegetable list with its high vitamin content.

  • More Vitamin C than an orange
  • It is high in calcium
  • 1 cup of broccoli has 42% of your daily folate needs
  • It’s a very good source of fiber
  • Magnesium, omega 3’s, iron and protein are also found in broccoli

The “B” in broccoli also stands for vitamin B! Specifically B1, B2, B3 and B6.

You can go to to learn more about all the nutrients in this wonder veggie 🙂

The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!
Broccoli tossed in olive oil and roasted. A delicious side dish!

The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial

Cancer: Broccoli may help fight deadly diseases like cancer. The fight against many cancers like breast, uterine and prostate seem to benefit from eating this delicious veggie. It may also help with lung, kidney, colon and kidney cancers.

Detoxification: The vitamin C and certain amino acids in it remove free radicals and toxins from our body.

Stomach Disorders: Broccoli is high in fiber, vitamins and magnesium. All of which help to fight many different stomach disorders including constipation and in reducing inflammation.

Heart Disease: Along with the antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, it has a good amount of omega-3s and beta-carotene. These all help your heart to function properly by regulating your blood pressure.

Immunity: The vitamins and minerals in this vegetable that give it it’s green and purple colors help our bodies fight against infections. Broccoli is a great immune system strengthener! With winter colds around the corner, that’s wonderful food for thought 🙂

These are just a few of the many health benefits of eating broccoli! To find out what else it may help with, go to

The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!
The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!

Many Ways to Enjoy Broccoli

In our house, we all love broccoli. In fact, our children have always loved it. Even without cheese on it! We eat it all year around.

I love it roasted in the oven, with olive oil and seasonings. My husband likes it fresh in his salads, or steamed with cauliflower and carrots. The kids go crazy when I put it in my homemade mac ‘n cheese. “What?!” you asked. Well…if it tastes good with cheese on it, why not put some in macaroni and cheese?

How does your family enjoy this healthy veggie? I’d love to post your recipes here to share with everyone! You can leave your comments or recipe in the section below, or reach out to me through my Contact page.

You can also find many delicious healthy broccoli recipes at Mary’s Local Market on Pinterest (@maryslocalmarket). Check out the Side Dishes, Delicious Salads and What’s for Dinner boards 🙂

Enjoy! And remember…The “B” in Broccoli is for Beneficial!

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