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.