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Love It Or Hate It… Broccoli Is Good For You!

Love It Or Hate It… Broccoli Is Good For You! | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it

"Love it or hate it, this green cruciferous veggie is good for you in many ways."

 

9 Health Benefits of Broccoli

 

1. Cancer Prevention

Broccoli shares these cancer fighting, immune boosting properties with other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.

 

2. Cholesterol Reduction

Packed with soluble fiber that draws cholesterol out of your body

3. Reducing Allergy Reaction and Inflammation

4. Powerful Antioxidant

Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli stands out as the most concentrated source of vitamin C, plus the flavonoids necessary for vitamin C to recycle effectively

 

5. Bone Health
Contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis.

6. Heart Health
May be able to prevent (or even reverse) some of the damage to blood vessel linings that can be caused by inflammation due to chronic blood sugar problems

7. Detoxification

8. Diet Aid

A  smart carb, high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating. A cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories.


9. Alkalizes Your Body

Helps keep your whole body less acidic, which has a host of health benefits

Tips for Use:

If you are interested in lowering cholesterol, the fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed.

When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the result is a lowering of your cholesterol levels.

Raw broccoli has slightly less effect on cholesterol but more in other areas.

Avoid overcooking broccoli as about half of its beneficial substances may be destroyed in the process. Also, microwaving is thought to remove valuable nutrients from broccoli.

 

Light steaming is best. Steam the broccoli for just a couple of minutes, until it turns bright green. Stop cooking while it still has a bit of firmness to it.

Add broccoli and cauliflower to soups and stews. Eat broccoli or cauliflower raw or lightly steamed with dip or pour an Olive Oil Lemon Dressing over it. Chop lightly steamed broccoli and cauliflower and add to a pasta salad. Toss pasta with olive oil, pine nuts and steamed broccoli florets. Add salt and pepper to taste. Purée cooked broccoli and cauliflower, then combine with seasonings of your choice to make a simple, yet delicious, soup. Add broccoli florets and chopped stalks to omelettes.

For significant anti-cancer benefits, some researchers are recommending 3 cups per day. This means don’t just use a garnish – cook up a LOT.

 

Health Cautions

Broccoli contains goitrogens, naturally-occurring substances that can interfere [suppress] with the function of the thyroid gland.

If you are healthy there is no risk, but certain individuals who have thyroid problems may be advised by their healthcare practitioner to limit excessive consumption of foods that contain these compounds.

Cooking seems to inactivate the goitrogenic compounds found in food, so steaming of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli makes good sense.


Source: http://bit.ly/KrFLGd

By  Diana J Herrington - http://bit.ly/yZ9JKr


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Eye for health, fitness - Alamogordo Daily News

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE -- Maintaining good health and fitness can be daunting while on a profile, but the Health and Wellness Center at Holloman Air Force Base has the staff and resources to overcome the challenge.
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Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it
Living healthy isn't just about weight loss, it's about moving your body and feeding it good things for healthy and longevity. Learn more about how to live a healthy lifestyle from your About Exercise Guide.
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Life Time Fitness Members Lose More Than 48,000 Pounds During the Life Time Weight Loss 90-Day Challenge

Life Time Fitness Members Lose More Than 48,000 Pounds During the Life Time Weight Loss 90-Day Challenge | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it

Average work peopl losing weight. Anybody can do it if you put your mind to it.

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Nutrition and Weight Status - Healthy People

Nutrition and Weight Status - Healthy People | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it
Promote healthy diet and nutrition in order to keep the population at a healthy weight and have an active body.
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Physical Activity - Healthy People

Physical Activity - Healthy People | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it
Learn about the health benefits of physical activity. Improve health, fitness, and quality of life through daily physical activity.
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Snacking on Raisins Controls Hunger, Promotes Satiety in Children - New Study

Snacking on Raisins Controls Hunger, Promotes Satiety in Children - New Study | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it

New research recently announced at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C., suggests eating raisins as an after-school snack prevents excessive calorie intake and increases satiety – or feeling of fullness – as compared to other commonly consumed snacks.

 

The Study, funded by a grant from the California Raisin Marketing Board, was conducted among 26 normal-weight boys and girls ages 8 – 11 during a three-month timeframe.

 

Participants were randomly assigned to eat raisins or other snacks, including grapes, potato chips or chocolate chip cookies, until they were comfortably full.

 

Additionally, each child received the same standardized breakfast, morning snack and lunch on test days. Subjective appetite was measured before and immediately after snack consumption at 15-minute intervals.

 

Key study findings include:

 

#Food intake following raisin consumption was lower and satiation greater compared to the other snacks


#When eating raisins, children consumed significantly fewer calories when compared to the other snacks in the study

 

#Grapes, potato chips and cookies resulted in ~ 56%, 70% and 108% higher calorie intake compared to raisins, respectively

 

#Cumulative calorie intake (breakfast + morning snack + lunch + after-school snack) was 10% – 19% lower after raisins compared to other snacks

 

#Although all snacks reduced subjective appetite, desire-to-eat was lowest after consuming raisins

 

Visit LoveYourRaisins - http://bit.ly/Kw6jpH - for further information and summaries of California Raisins' nutrition research.
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Food Pyramid Out, 'My Plate' in For Healthy Eating

Food Pyramid Out, 'My Plate' in For Healthy Eating | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it
A sample plate of the new food icon My Plate, is unveiled at the Agriculture Department.
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How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it
Want to get out of your couch potato lifestyle? All you have to do is follow a few simple steps and you're on your way!
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30 Day Champion Training Fitness & Nutrition Challenge! | Kristy Lee Wilson

30 Day Champion Training Fitness & Nutrition Challenge! | Kristy Lee Wilson | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it

A 30 day challenge from turning the body you dont want to the body you want

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Fitness - MayoClinic.com

Fitness - MayoClinic.com | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it
Fitness — from stretching, flexibility and aerobic exercise to strength training and sports nutrition.
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Selecting Swift Secrets Of Fitness Guidance | Honest Reviews Online

Selecting Swift Secrets Of Fitness Guidance | Honest Reviews Online | health-fitness 2012 | Scoop.it
Have you reached a fitness plateau where you are dissatisfied with your workout and fitness routine? If the desire to remain fit has waned, you need a few tips to get yourself mentally boosted and back on track.
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