Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, meaning it contains a ton of nutrients! Specifically, they contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are found in plant foods and are known to help decrease inflammation. Constant inflammation causes many common diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, and many others. So this broccoli rabe recipe makes a great healthy side for any meal! Pair it with chicken or tofu to make the meal complete.