And Now For The Science Bit!

July 25, 2007 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Is a food I have only recently taken to eating, as I had only tried the steam variety! The sulphur the veg emits during the cooking process is generally what puts most people off. But now I use broccoli all the time raw in salads and cooked in stir frys, it’s the type of veg that can fit well in lots of dishes. Apart from it being tasty, it also has huge health benefits. Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and as you can imagine shares all the highly nutritious values of it’s large green cousin! Here’s just three reason’s to eat BROCCOLI!

  1. Broccoli like cabbage contains cancer fighting properties.
  2. One cup of cooked broccoli contains 74 mg of calcium, plus 123 mg of vitamin C, which significantly improves calcium’s absorption.
  3. It’s perfect for building your immune system as its packed with Vitamin C plus small but helpful amount’s of zinc and selenium.

Is another veg which I have only just started a love affair with! This are just so tasty especialy drizzled with a bit of balsamic vinegar and thrown on a griddle pan. But wait, you guessed it THEY’RE HEALTHY TOO! I recently saw asparagus growing in a field and it was the strangest sight! Reason’s to eat asparagus? Why let me give you a few!

  1. Asparagus are extremely high in folate which is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system. 1 serving supplies almost 66% of RDA of folate!
  2. Asparagus is a natural diuretic thanks to its mineral profile and active amino acids!
  3. Asparagus are very low in calories.

Entry filed under: amino acids, folate, health, minerals, nutrion, vitamin c.


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