Broccoli is a nutrient-powerhouse that sometimes gets a bad rap for it’s sulfur smell. However, that sulfur helps our cardiovascular and central nervous systems run properly, among other things. Loaded with over 100% of your daily value for both Vitamins K and C, broccoli actually contains more Vitamin C than an orange.
This cruciferous veggie has phytonutrients to help your body’s detoxification processes, and is also a powerful anti-inflammatory food. The vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients combined in broccoli work together to lower your body’s oxidative stress.
Be sure to include this and other cruciferous veggies several times a week. It’s easy to roast a big pan of broccoli for dinner and then have leftovers for breakfast.
Easy Roasted Broccoli
1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
2 tbsp avocado oil
On a large sheet pan, toss the broccoli florets with the avocado oil, making sure all are coated (add more oil if need be). Put the pan in the oven and set it at 400 degrees. Let the broccoli cook while it preheats and then check on it once the oven has reached 400 degrees. Let cook for just a few more minutes until some pieces are a little brown on the edges. Enjoy with sea salt and ghee, or add to your morning omelet!
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Donna Stephens, BCN, CNHP, LDHS
Kristin Stephens, MS, NTP