Broccoli and its Benefits

What can I say about broccoli, kids hate it while parents love to feed it to them. But there is a good reason for that, it is healthy, and when I say healthy, you should read "really healthy!"

Broccoli is very rich in vitamin C as well as a good source of fiber. broccoli is a wonderful baby food. The soluble fiber is beneficial for a healthy digestive system. An overabundance of soluble fiber in the diet can produce diarrhea. an insoluble fiber does not change its shape and can cause constipation.

Broccoli: (1 head – steamed)

Vitamins:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C – 161 milligram
  • Niacin – 8.0 milligram
  • Folate – 310 micro gram
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – .73 milligram
  • Vitamin B6 – .62 milligram
  • Vitamin E – 11 milligram
  • Vitamin K – 118 milligram
  • Contains a few other vitamins in small amounts.

Minerals:

  • Potassium – 1499 milligram
  • Phosphorus – 358 milligram
  • Magnesium – 118 milligram
  • Calcium – 516 milligram
  • Sodium – 245 milligram
  • Selenium – 5.7 milligram
  • Iron – 5.5 milligram
  • Contains zinc, manganese and other trace elements

When can my baby eat broccoli?

Broccoli is not a good choice as a baby's first food as it can cause gas, so it can be a bit difficult to digest for a young baby. Broccoli should be pureed and can first be introduced to a child between 8-10 months. If your baby has had digestive problems, it would be better to give him broccoli later, after 10 months. As usual you should consult your baby's pediatrician about introducing new foods as well as solid foods.

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