The Very Top of the List: Broccoli

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Poor vitamin K is linked with a higher risk of bone fracture, but broccoli can be the solution. Just a cup of chopped broccoli provides 92 micrograms of vitamin K, well over 100% of your daily need. Consuming an adequate amount of vitamin K improves bone health by improving calcium absorption and reducing urinary excretion of calcium. By eating a high amount of cruciferous vegetables has been associated with a lower risk of cancer.

Broccoli also may promote a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall, lower weight. One cup may contain 31 calories, 2.5g of protein, 2.4 g of fiber.


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