Why is broccoli a superfood?
Broccoli is easy to find year-round in grocery stores, making it a great vegetable choice to have often. If you can't find fresh broccoli, try the frozen food aisle. A bag of frozen broccoli is always great to have on hand and can be prepared by simply boiling, steaming, roasting, or microwaving (boiling broccoli decreases potassium content).
Other reasons broccoli is a superfood:
- Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium.
- Broccoli is very low in calories, providing only 27 calories per ½ cup.
- Broccoli can be enjoyed both raw and cooked.
- One cup of broccoli has as much vitamin C as an orange.
- Broccoli is a great non-dairy source of calcium, with 1 cup boasting about 60 mg calcium.
Broccoli and kidney disease
Broccoli is a medium potassium food, low in sodium and phosphorus, and suitable for all the following kidney conditions and treatments:
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Hemodialysis (3 times/week)
- Daily Home and Nocturnal Hemodialysis
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Kidney Stones
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*This content is provided for informational use only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for the medical advice of a healthcare professional.