Broccoli is high in nutrients and calcium. Half of the fiber is insoluble and half is soluble. A great choice for any weight loss diet and can help stave of some cancers like colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Broccoli may cause gas in some people, but adding garlic or ginger to the dish may help lessen gas. Broccoli is a negative calorie food so your body will burn more calories during digestion.
Broccoli lowers Cholesterol and has antioxidant benefits...steam some up!
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I am completely in love with Green Giant's Valley Fresh Steamers. The broccoli in cheese sauce and broccoli, carrots and cauliflower in cheese sauce are both about 150 calories for the whole bag and incredibly filling. They're also ready to eat in 5 minutes. They've been a big part of my getting enough veggies and losing weight. The best part is that they're covered in cheesy goodness so they feel like anything but diet food.
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