eat broccoliwhy eat broccoli? doesn't taste any better even cooked..

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trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Broccoli contains a great deal of fiber. Fiber is important for intestinal health. It helps with the removal of feces by adding bulk and stimulating the colon. More fiber means less bad cholesterol can get absorbed in the intestine as well, so it is better for your cardiovascular system. There is a great deal of vitamin C in broccoli which may help fight germs and definitely is good for keeping the capillaries strong and healthy. It can taste great if you know how to cook it. For example, stir-fried broccoli with a little bit of garlic and soy sauce is fantastic. It is also delicious as "burnt broccoli" a famous dish in a famous Italian restaurant in Queens, NY. Saute it in olive oil with garlic and actually let the broccoli burn until it is black in some spots. Turn it and do that to the other side. Serve it. It is fantastic. Unfortunately, for people with a genetic trait called "tasters", foods like broccoli no matter what you do, will taste bitter and awful, although to non-tasters, it tastes great.

ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As the others have said, broccoli is a great source of nutition and healthful, healthy nutrients and compounds. Some tips for making it more palatable is to add some melty cheese to it, using dip for raw broccoli, and eating only the flowerets. These are the bushy "tree" part or the broccoli head. My daughters do not like the stems of the broccoli, but they will tolerate the "tree".

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Because it's healthy for you, that's why (as my mother would say).  Broccoli has a lot of Vitamin C and it has a lot of calcium.  Both of these are important for you.  Broccoli is even said to be able to reduce the risk of cancer and to make lab animals have smaller tumors if they do contract cancer.

So the point is that it's good for your health.

lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Broccoli has been shown to have at least two cancer fighting agents, isothiocyanates and indole-3-carbinol. Both of these compounds have been shown to combat cancer. Indole-3-carbinol is believed to lower the risk of hormone dependent cancers such as breast cancer. It has also been shown to suppress the growth of prostate cancer in animals. 

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Actually, I think that broccoli tastes better when it is not cooked. Raw broccoli with some salad dressing and mixed in a salad actually tastes really good. Broccoli has many health benefits, including being high in fiber and antioxidants.
the-judge | Student

Broccoli is of course a vegetable, and generally vegetables are good for you. Also i think it tastes pretty good too !

Also, its got basically no fat in it so its pretty good if you want to diet.

giorgiana1976 | Student

Since the amount of vitamin C found in broccoli is larger than in an orange and the amount of calcium is larger than in milk, it is recommended to try to eat broccoli instead of taking pills.

I think that we are both agree that broccoli taste better than a vitamin C pill that could cause thrush and it is synthetic.

So, if you want to be healthy, keep up eating broccoli and you won't be sorry at all!

Of course, there is a possibility to be allergic to broccoli and, in this case,it is no need to say that you have to stay away from it.

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