As a growing kid, the idea of eating broccoli can be bad enough to give you nightmares for the rest of the week.

With brussel sprout, the vegetable is up there as one of the worlds most dreaded foods.

But, what we didn’t really know back then, is just how good the green, brain looking vegetable is for our health.

We all know that vegetables are essential in maintaining a healthy body, but we probably don’t all know that broccoli is one of the most nutritional out of all the organic foods available to us.

Firstly, it is high in vitamin C that aids iron absorption within the body, and it also does enough to help us fight the common cold.

Secondly, broccoli is rich in folic acid, meaning it is good for tissue growth, and very helpful for females going through pregnancy.

Thirdly, potassium is very high in the vegetable, which is great for controlling blood pressure, and thee is also calcium to take care of your bones.

In addition, the vegetable is fiber rich, which is good for our digestive system and cholesterol levels.

In summary, all these great health benefits found in eating broccoli has linked the vegetable with controlling many medical concerns, including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and even the ageing process.

In terms of cooking with the food, broccoli can be eaten in many different ways. You can steam it, fry it, eat it raw, hot, cold, or even oven baked.

It is more commonly used, however, as an addition to main meals. Therefore you will usually find it on the side of a meat dish, a pasts dish or any other popular main meal.

If there were to be one vegetable you choose to eat for the rest of your life, most health experts would say broccoli is the best choice you could make.

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