You Never Thought This Would Be Your Favorite

Broccoli and broccolini are challenging the famous macaroni and cheese as the famous sides. Here are some of the most delicious ways to serve broccoli!

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Broccoli with Asian Garlic Sauce, recipe credits here.  Quick and easy, very healthy.

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Oven roasted broccoli and cauliflower, recipe credits here.

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Oven roasted carrots and broccoli, with garlic and parmesan cheese.

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Roasted broccoli and tomatoes, recipe credits here.

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Pesto broccoli, recipe credits here.

Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and small amounts of selenium. A single serving provides more than 30 mg of vitamin C and a half-cup provides 52 mg of vitamin C. The 3,3′-Diindolylmethane found in broccoli is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer activity. Broccoli also contains the compound glucoraphanin, which can be processed into an anti-cancer compound sulforaphane, though the anti-cancer benefits of broccoli are greatly reduced if the vegetable is boiled. Broccoli is also an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. Source.

Sachin Mayi, author of You’re Fat, She’s Not is an advocate of healthy eating and healthy living. In his book, he explains how our body is our ultimate guide in telling us if we’re doing the right thing. The body is the first to react if something is wrong. It signals us to do something about it. However, we can’t wait for the body to tell us something is wrong. Health management is a proactive exercise. Being healthy is part of life, it is a responsibility.  Being healthy starts with the right attitude. The book, You’re Fat, She’s Not, provides tips in how to include health in every part of one’s day. If you are not sure which diet to follow or what diet suits you, start with arming yourself with good information. Then create a diet and exercise plan that is sustainable.

 

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