Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SuperFood: Broccoli!

Today's featured SuperFood is Broccoli!

Broccoli is an excellent source of:
  • Sulforaphane
  • Indoles
  • Folate
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Vitamin K

Some Broccoli Sidekicks are: Brussels Sprouts, Red and Green Cabbage, Kale, Turnips, Cauliflower, Collards and Kohlrabi

Broccoli has been shown to fight cancer, boost the immune system, lower occurances of cataracts, support cardiovascular health, build bones, and decrease inflamation.

Broccoli is a natural chemopreventive in that is slows down the progress of cancer at many stages. The glucosinolates in broccoli are the cancer fighters. Broccoli's cancer fighters have been shown to especially fight breast and prostate cancer because the indoles work as cancer fighters against hormone-related cancers.

Tonight for dinner, I made Penne with Broccolini and Crispy Prosciutto

Here are some other dishes I've made with broccoli, or with broccoli as a side: Creamy Broccoli and White Bean Soup, Kung Pao Chicken, Spicy Chinese Chicken and Veggies

2 comments:

  1. I love Broccoli

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  2. could you send me some research about sulforaphane brocoli and send it to my yahoo mail. its happygrl1718@yahoo.com..
    i am doing a school project and i want some answer on questions i have. i need a bibliography, source of substance, health claims, and what problems exist? could you possibly just send me some info if you would please. thank you Virginia

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