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Broccoli Coffee Is The New Health Fad: Here's What You Need To Know

Ever heard of broccoli coffee? A cafe in Melbourne brings before you, a never-heard-before combination of coffee and broccoli. Click here to know more.

Broccoli Coffee Is The New Health Fad: Here

Broccoli Coffee: A new combination of broccoli and coffee has been introduced in our lives

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Combo of coffee and broccoli was introduced in a caf in Melbourne
  2. 2 tablespoons of the broccoli powder is as good as 5 servings of broccoli
  3. Coffee is one of the best sources of antioxidants

Some people enjoy broccoli boiled, some like it grilled and some love it with soups. But there are some people who do not like broccoli any which way! Nevertheless, this veggie is one of the most nutrient-dense foods ever and must be included in your diet on a regular basis. However, some people fret at the sight of this veggie on their plate. But what if we told you that there is a way of including broccoli in your diet without having to see it? We are referring to dried, finely ground broccoli stirred into your morning or evening cup of coffee! Does that mean that you are stealing the integrity of coffee? Absolutely not! Instead, you are making coffee healthier. This interesting combo of coffee and broccoli was introduced in a café in Melbourne. It was the combined effort of Australia's chief research organization CISRO and Hort Innovation.

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The team together worked towards preparing broccoli powder in a way so that it does not lose its color, flavor or nutrition. The process involved a combination of both pre-treatments and drying processes. This drink was then tested in a café and was sold out as, 'Broccolatte', and received a mixed response from people. Of course, who would like to get their beloved cup of latte 'violated' by the not-so-popular broccoli?

You may feel that how can two spoons of broccoli powder make up for the nutritional value of whole food. But surprisingly, the stuff is prepared in a way where just two tablespoons of the broccoli powder is as good as five servings of the vegetable. This makes up for your daily requirement of broccoli in just one cup of coffee! With this, CISRO is now responsible for the net increase in the consumption of broccoli in the world.

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The powder might taste weird with coffee, but it can be used in dips, smoothies, puddings and can be used with baked goods as well.

But if we look at these two foods individually, they are both a powerhouse of health benefits. Broccoli is that veggie which most of our divas swear by including Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It is one of the most nutrient-dense veggies of all time. This vegetable which belongs to the cabbage family is loaded with potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, D and B12 and magnesium. But the best part about this food is that it is extremely low in calories.
 

 
broccoliBroccoli is loaded with potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, D and B12 and magnesium
 
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Here's a list of the top 10 most amazing health benefits of broccoli:

1. Reducing cholesterol

2. Cancer prevention

3. Weight loss

4. Antioxidant action

5. Stronger bones

6. Healthy heart

7. Detoxification

8. Aids digestion

9. Anti-ageing

10. Reducing allergic reaction

Also read: The Sulforaphane In Broccoli Can Help Cure Diabetes

Coffee, on the other hand, is no less healthy. If consumed in limited quantities, coffee can have positive effects on your overall health. It is one of the best sources of antioxidants and contains a natural stimulant known as caffeine.
coffeeIf consumed in limited quantities, coffee can have positive effects on your overall health
 

Here's how coffee can benefit your overall health:

1. Boosts energy levels

2. Burns fat

3. Improves physical performance

4. Lower risk of type 2 diabetes

5. Lower risk of dementia

6. Lower risk of Parkinson's

7. Reduces stress

8. Healthy heart

9. Lower risk of cancer

10. Lower risk of stroke

Also read: Scalded Your Mouth With Too Hot Coffee Or Tea? Here Are 5 Quick Remedies

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information. 

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