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Three weeks ago I received a steamer as a birthday gift. I’ve since fell in love with steamed broccoli. With the exception of just a few times – I have eaten broccoli every day! My husband says this is not normal. Are there any down sides to my new favorite dinner side dish?

First of all, I am so glad that you enjoy your steamer so much. Steaming is a healthy way to prepare your vegetables! Second of all, when it comes to fruit and vegetables (including broccoli), the more the merrier! Fruits and vegetables have numerous health benefits and it is very important to meet your daily recommendation each day. Broccoli each day simply helps you meet those recommendations. The only downside might be that it could get boring, so it is also important to remember to eat a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables too! This will provide your body with the best combination of beneficial compounds (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.). So try a variety of vegetables in your steamer! Check out our Top 10 Healthy Ways to Cook Fruits & Vegetables!
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The Expert: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN, is the President and CEO of the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation. At PBH, she guides the Foundation’s efforts to advance the overall effort of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.
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