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Tuesday, March 10, 2009
FUNK'S FIT FOOD - BROCCOLI
“MAKE SURE YOU EAT ALL YOUR BROCOLLI”. I remember that coming out of my mother’s mouth every day at the dinner table? Thank goodness, I love eating my broccoli.
This frilly haired, dark green vegetable is not just good for you, but some of its nutritional contents found in broccoli are great for muscle growth and limits water retention. It holds many well-known phytochemicals and antioxidants that help to fight diseases.
It is a super source of chromium that helps regulate insulin and blood sugar. Broccoli is a great source of calcium, thus help fight osteoporosis. Did you know that indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane may help decrease certain cancers, especially colon, lung and breast? Yep, they are in there too.
When eating Broccoli heavy cooking and processing destroy some of the anti oxidants and phytochemicals such as the indoles and glutathione. Eat it raw or lightly cooked as in microwave and stir-fry.
So next time you’re at the grocery store...”DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR BROCOLLI.”