Broccoli is part of the cabbage family along with Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and Bok choy. It originated in Italy and is part of a Mediterranean diet.
- Broccoli contains more cancer-fighting phytonutrients when eaten raw than cooked.
- Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and beta-carotene.
- Broccoli contains the anti-inflammatory flavonoid kaempferol, which may aid in preventing cancer, heart disease and adult-onset diabetes.
- Broccoli is extremely versatile and can be eaten raw, steamed or roasted.
- One cup of broccoli provides just 31 calories.
Lisa Andrews, MED, RD, LD submitted these wonderful messages that you can use in social media and classes. Premium members can find over 90 recipes for broccoli here complete with nutrition facts and a handout making button.
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. But after learning that the quality of a croissant directly varies with how much butter it has, Judy sought to challenge herself by coming up with recipes that were as healthy as they were tasty.
Judy received The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef II certification, the American Culinary Federation Bronze Medal, Gold Medal, and ACF Chef of the Year. Her enthusiasm for eating nutritiously and deliciously leads her to constantly innovate and use the latest in nutritional science to guide her creativity, from putting new twists on fajitas to adapting Italian brownies to include ingredients like toasted nuts and cooked honey. Judy’s publishing company, Food and Health Communications, is dedicated to her vision that everyone can make food that tastes as good as it is for you.