B is For Broccoli + Alkaline Recipes to Try

This is the second installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

B is for Broccoli

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable rich in potassium,  magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, protein, beta-carotene, zinc, selenium, carotenoid lutein, Vitamin B6, glucoraphanin and folate.

The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in broccoli promote health in many ways including:

  • Helps maintain a healthy nervous system
  • Optimizes brain function
  • Promotes regular muscle growth
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Helps the skin to detoxify and repair itself
  • Bolsters the immune system
  • Protects against cancer
  • Boosts liver function
  • Aids in digestion
  • Prevents constipation
  • Maintains low blood sugar
  • Curbs overeating
  • Helps prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts
  • Reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, and stroke

Broccoli recipes to try:

Other alkaline foods that start with B:

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Bell peppers
  • Brown rice
  • Butterbeans
  • Borage oil

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board.  Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: C is for Cucumber.

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