Summer is a great season to enjoy broccoli thanks to its ability to cool the body. Broccoli assists blood cleansing and boosts the ability of the liver in in the process of detoxification. Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable that is high in folic acid, contains some B vitamins, vitamins A, C, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous and potassium. It is regarded as an anti-cancer vegetable that is low in calories and has a good protein profile. In the dry winter season consider steaming your broccoli to offset its gas producing sulfur content.