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You Should Eat the Amazing Broccoli, But Do Not Throw The Stalk and Leaves, They Are Highly Rich in Antioxidants and Vitamins!

Written By Admin on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 2:35:00 AM

Kids do not like it, but you sure know that broccoli is the healthiest vegetable out there. The list of its benefits is never-ending, but do you make any difference between the parts of it?

To be more precise, do you know which parts are edible, and how much do you actually know about its healing properties? What is more, do you know to prepare broccoli properly? Hopefully, this article will give you the answers to all of your questions.
We usually use the broccoli flower. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, calcium and magnesium.
But, what about the stalks? Have you ever wondered if broccoli leaves are edible? Yes, both leaves and stalks are edible. This may come as a surprise to you, but 30 grams of broccoli leaves (the ones that usually end up in the trash can) contain about 90% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A, important for the immune system and vision.
The same amount of broccoli leaves contains 43% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. We do not have to remind you that vitamin C has proven to be effective in the prevention against cancer, right? Remember, you should not throw those precious leaves in the trash can.
You are probably doing the same mistake with the stalks.Broccoli stalks taste sweet and they contain more fiber than the flower itself. Since broccoli stalks require longer cooking, cook them before you add the rest of the vegetable.
Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables. Moreover, you can enjoy every single bit of it and protect your health.

Broccoli Green Smoothie Recipes

Basic Banana and Broccoli Smoothie
  • 2 large bananas, peeled
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli, choppen
  • 8 ounces of filtered water
Calories: 152 | Fat: 0.8g (gram) | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 37g | Calcium: 4% | Iron: 1mg | Vitamin A: 22% | Vitamin C: 103%
NOTE: I recommend that you use a high-speed blender for the above recipe. Otherwise, add no more than a few florets to see how your blender performs.
Broccoli Grapefruit Detox
  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 red grapefruit, peeled
  • 8 ounces of homemade almond milk
Calories: 264 | Fat: 4g (grams) | Protein: 7g | Carbs: 55g | Calcium: 10% | Iron: 1.5 mg | Vitamin A: 189% | Vitamin C: 202%
NOTE: You can always replace the 1/2 grapefruit with one orange if you don’t like grapefruit or are taking a medication that doesn’t allow you to have it.