Remember the little green trees that were always on the side of your plate as a child? Whether you gobbled them up or choked them down, broccoli is packs a variety nutrients and health benefits in every bite.

Like brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, broccoli is part of the cruciferous family and is high in Vitamins C, K, and A, fiber, folate, potassium, tryptophan, and more. Like most vegetables, the most health-conscious way to consume broccoli is raw.

Broccoli has been found helpful in:

  • Looking younger, thanks to the Vitamin C, which combats skin damage from the sun, reduces wrinkles and improves skin texture when eaten in its natural form
  • Improving bone health
  • Decreasing the risk of numerous cancers, especially breast and uterine cancers
  • Protecting the stomach and detoxifying the body
  • Improving cholesterol and heart-health

Featured Meal: Broccoli Cheddar Broth Bowl

The Broccoli Cheddar Broth Bowl is creamy and filling, and you’ll barely realize you are eating a bowl full of vegetables! It is made with broccoli, vegetable broth, cauliflower purée, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, carrots, celery, and scallions. Top it with a parmesan crisp for an added crunch!