Eat your broccoli! There is a reason that your mom was always putting more broccoli on your plate when you were younger. Broccoli is a powerful vegetable that provides the body with many important nutrients. This includes having a good amount of folic acid. There are 52 mcg of folic acid in a single half cup serving of this vegetable. This is about thirteen percent of the recommended daily value of folic acid for adults.
The great thing about broccoli is that there are so many ways to eat it. You can have it raw as a snack or cook it and eat it as a side dish for almost any meal. Add it to a salad for a healthy lunch. Not only is broccoli full of great vitamins and minerals, it also has a low amount of calories with just 26 calories in each half cup serving, this means that you can eat as much as you want without worrying to much about gaining weight from it.