Broccoli For Weight Loss
Before convincing you to try broccoli for weight loss, I want to start this blog with a interesting anecdote. It is said that broccoli was one vegetable which was banned by President George W Bush on board Air Force One- way back in 1990. In fact he rarely realized the importance of the nutrition packed vegetable which can be a good weight loss aid too. Like George W Bush perhaps you might have shrunk your brows on sight of this green vegetable. But you should seriously give it a try especially if you plan to lose weight. Eating it atleast a couple of times within a week will help you to chomp in few calories and aid in promoting overall health.
Here are some of the reasons that helped me to validate my belief that broccoli and weight loss are related to each other.
Nutrient Dense: I have read in various science journals that even a single cup of broccoli (steamed) is sufficient to keep you stronger throughout the day because it is loaded with nutrients. I validated this claim from a website World’s Healthiest Foods which claimed that broccolis are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K as well dietary fibers. A single cup of steamed broccolis is going to enrich you in many ways by serving you just 40 calories of fat.
Function: Substituting the broccolis for high calorie vegetables will help you to lose weight easily. As said before, broccolis are low calorie and fiber-rich food which will help you to feel full within a short time frame. Broccoli's high water content will help to add bulk to your meal by drastically reducing the over-all calorie intake. This means you can eat as much as you want without adding calories and still lose weight. That means you can have your cake and eat it too.
Uses: Broccoli can aid you in weight loss if you use it wisely. You can add it to soups, noodles, pasta or rice. However, broccoli is best eaten when raw. More importantly, while adding it to dishes or making a dish out of it, do not overcook broccoli because that would kill all its nutrients.
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