Broccoli is one of nature’s powerhouses for detoxification and helps your body get rid of daily toxins. The phytonutrients in particular are glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin that help to increase detoxification. Broccoli contains a large amount of fiber, vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. One cup cooked provides 245% of your daily vitamin K needs and 135% of your vitamin C needs and only 55 calories. Steam your broccoli or eat raw to absorb the most nutrients and phytonutrients as possible. Boiling will deplete vitamin C and other nutrients from your broccoli as it goes into the water bath.
Don’t forget to wash your broccoli with 4 tablespoons salt in 1 gallon of water to avoid eating any worms!
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