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Broccoli counts as a superfood and as a major low calorie food. The dark green, cruciferous vegetable is considered a good carbohydrate and is high in fiber along with vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, potassium and other nutrients. Broccoli also has bragging rights over other vegetables because it contains relatively more protein and because it is one of the few deep-colored vegetables that contain calcium.

Calcium in some studies has been shown to increase fat loss, especially in the belly area. The high amount of fiber aids in digestion, obviously prevents constipation, and also helps maintain low blood sugar while making your stomach feel full.

There’s an ongoing debate on how to preserve nutrients in your vegetables. Broccoli is great for you both raw and cooked, but most legit research tells you that a gentle steaming prepares broccoli in the healthiest way possible.

Stir-frying in a little bit of oil also creates tender-crisp broccoli that keeps more nutrients for you than boiling. You can use coconut oil if you really want to try a healthy stir-fry oil.

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