Broccolini, the cousin of broccoli, is the perfect vegetable. Not only is it a milder flavor than traditional broccoli, but it provides more health benefits, too! This hearty green veggie has all these wonderful vitamins and minerals that promote oral and overall health:
That’s a lot of nutrients. So, how exactly do they support oral health?
Broccolini is packed with Vitamin C. This particular vitamin helps support collagen, a protein in our gum tissue. A deficiency in Vitamin C can directly impact the mouth and lead to inflamed or bleeding gums. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties. It has been used to treat severe periodontal disease.
Calcium is critical to our teeth and bone health. Phosphorous and Calcium go hand-in-hand. They both support strengthening teeth and bones. Potassium is also a big supporter of dental health, too. Studies show that low potassium intake is linked with periodontal inflammation and high blood pressure.
Have we convinced you yet? Because broccolini is one of our favorites. This recipe takes less than 10 minutes and is delicious and nutritious. Try out a few seasonings of your own and let us know how you liked it!
Pair with a main dish like this Lemon Baked Salmon with Mint Yogurt Sauce!
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