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Broccoli: The Vegetable Superstar

Broccoli has gained much popularity because as we've all heard - it's loaded with healthy stuff. But really, how good is it?


  • Steamed broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk.
  • One medium spear has 3 times more fiber than a slice of wheat bran bread.
  • It is one of the richest sources of vitamin A.
  • Broccoli, along with spinach, helps to minimize the risk of cataracts.
  • Broccoli contains potent cancer fighting phytochemicals.
  • It's listed as one of the foods most likely to prevent colon cancer.
  • Broccoli is not alone: kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and bok choy are in the same family and they all have cancer fighting properties.

Fit's Tips: Your mom was right. Eat your broccoli - it IS good for you.

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