Broccoli is among the most nutritious foods available to us. We’ve recently discussed how broccoli can help improve brain functions, and of course broccoli is a pretty powerful ally in the fight against cancer. But here’s a broccomole recipe that incorporates broccoli with a zing!
The benefits of eating broccoli
1. Good for your heart
Among its most amazing properties is the ability to help the body eliminate cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. And not only that, but this leafy vegetable contains chromium which helps manage tension. It’s the perfect heart healthy food.
2. Bone health
Rich in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zin, broccoli helps improve and maintain bone health.
3. Immune system
Containing antioxidants and vitamin C, broccoli is also a vegetable rich in beta-carotene. This means that you’ll have another ally in boost and maintaining the immune system to prevent illness and diseases such as cancer.
4. Rich in iron
Are you prone to anemia? Then broccoli should be a regular part oft our diet, as it is rich in iron.
5. Cancer prevention
Research into cancer has given broccoli a thumbs up. With high concentrations of vitamin A, C and E, amino acids, zinc and potassium, broccoli can help treat and prevent many types of cancers including breast cancer, colon cancer and prorate cancer. Just remember, broccoli is not a cure all, rather on tool in the tool for overall health.
6. Brain health
As we mentioned before, broccoli contains vitamins such as B6 and minerals which can help improve memory. Even as it aides in circulatory health, hypertension and cholesterol, it can also keep your brain healthy by preventing strokes. Try incorporating it twice a week, either steamed or raw, to get the most benefit. The following broccomole recipe is a healthy way to do so, and even incorporates another ingredient for your overall health: tofu.
Broccoli can help your body rid itself of toxic metals. You’ll get all the benefits of a natural detox and in addition the removal of uric acid and nutrients for healthy skin.
We all know how tasty guacamole is and what a wonderful addition it is to any plate. But did you know that you can make guacamole even better by changing the traditional recipe up for a “broccomole”? If you have problems stomaching the thought of eating broccoli, enjoying it in this manner is a tasty alternative. Serve this smooth and creamy treat to your kids, too. You’ll exchange few calories and gain flavor. We’re sure you’ll love it!
- 1 cup of broccoli steamed, about 5 stems
- 1 cup creamy tofu
- One jalapeño, or small green pepper
- 1 garlic tooth
- 1 tablespoon diced onion
- Parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor combine the broccoli, tofu, pepper, onion, garlic and parsley. Blend until there are large chunks but not too fine. Incorporate the olive oil slowly, as well as the cumin, lemon juice and spices. Process until smooth and finely blended.
You may be surprised by the inclusion of tofu in this recipe, but including this ingredient makes the final produce extra creamy as well as healthy. Enjoy with celery or carrot sticks, toast or crackers. You’ll not only feel better but your stomach will thank you.