What Makes Broccoli a Superfood?

Learn what makes broccoli a superfood from nutrition coach Lisa Neilsen in this Howcast video.

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Does it sometimes seem like every food is now a "superfood"? That's why we asked nutritionist Lisa Neilsen to give us the bottom line on which foods can legitimately be labeled "super" and why. If you're interested in eating a healthier diet that includes the most nutritious foods, you'll want to hear what she has to say in these Howcast videos.

 
 

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The next super food is broccoli and many Americans have incorporated broccoli into their diet not realizing that broccoli is a super food. The reason why broccoli is a super food, it's actually referred to as the cancer fighting green vegetable. Broccoli minimizes carcinogens in your body reducing the risk of cancer. It's also very nutrient dense. It has calcium, it has protein, it has fiber and many other nutrients that are going to nourish your body. An interesting thing about broccoli is that many times people only eat the top flour of the broccoli, but you can actually eat the whole plant. So you can go ahead and trim the stock and chop it up and saute it and you can also eat the broccoli leafs. So incorporate this cancer fighting dark leafy green into your diet and help your body fight against cancer.

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  • Lisa Neilsen

    Lisa is a former executive-turned-nutrition-coach. Let her teach you what the healthiest foods are -- the so-called "super foods" -- so you can start feeling and looking your best. Sign up for your "Super Foods, Super You" consultation at neilsenwellness.com.