Monday, April 5, 2010

Broccoli: Eat It, It's Good For You!

Did you know that broccoli is one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables on the planet? Vitamin C, Vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), and calcium are just a few of minerals that make up the foundation of broccoli's health benefits. Of course we know that Vitamin C helps promote healthy weight and supports the immune system, but, did you know that research shows that both Vitamin C and beta-carotene are important anti-oxidants that have been linked to reduced rates of cataracts, heart disease and several types of cancers? Stay tuned throughout this month for delicious recipes and more fun facts about Broccoli--our April Veggie of the Month!

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