Did You Know? Thursday

Did you know that in 100 calorie servings, broccoli has more protein than steak?

That’s right!  According to the USDA standard reference data for a broiled porterhouse steak and chopped frozen broccoli, you get MORE PROTEIN in a PLANT than you do in an ANIMAL product!

Steak has only 6.4 grams of protein per 100 calories, where broccoli has 11.1 grams, almost twice as much.  (I’m reading this from Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat to Live, in chapter 3 called Phytochemicals: Nature’s “Magic” Pills).  Broccoli is also packed with other important cancer-fighting agents, as well as fiber (11 grams compared to zero in that steak).  You get all the great stuff without the cholesterol or saturated fat.

If you still think you need to eat animal products for protein, here’s your proof that THAT’S NOT THE CASE.  Remember, you can get ALL the essential vitamins and nutrients from plants, except for Vitamin B12.

Have a great day!  And let’s hold each other up as we make progress toward our healthy goals!

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