11 Recipes That Will Make You Love Broccoli

Broccoli has a ton of nutritional benefits and contains 2.3 grams of fiber per cup, plus potassium and even some protein. There is even some clinical evidence that eating broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables can lower your risk for breast cancer and lung cancer. But finding new ways to enjoy broccoli can be a challenge. Luckily, these recipes from some inventive food bloggers will give you a new outlook on this healthy vegetable. Roasted spiced broccoli and cauliflower Super simple and simply delicious, this side dish is a magical mixture…

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Wonderful Facts about Broccoli you need to know About

-Broccoli originated in Italy, where it was developed from wild cabbage and has existed since about sixth century B.C. -The Italian name for broccoli is “broccolo,” meaning the flowering top of a cabbage. The word comes from the Latin word “brachium,” which means branch or arm, a reflection of the vegetable’s treelike shape. -The plant came to France in 1560. Until the early 1700s, broccoli was still not widely known in England and was called “sprout colli-flower” or “Italian asparagus.” -Thomas Jefferson was a fan of broccoli and imported broccoli…

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8 Amazing Health Benefits and Risks of Broccoli

1. Diabetes and Autism For obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, broccoli extract may be what the doctor ordered. Scientists reporting in the June 14, 2017 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that a compound called sulforaphane in broccoli (and other cruciferous veggies like cabbage and Brussel sprouts) could turn down the activity, or expression, of 50 genes associated with symptoms related to type 2 diabetes. The scientists gave the compound (in the form of a broccoli sprout extract) to 97 individuals with type 2 diabetes over the…

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11 Amazing Health Benefits of Broccoli

Introduction According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of chopped raw broccoli (approximately 91 grams) contains 31 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrate (including 2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fiber) and 3 grams of protein. Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100 percent of your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K and is also a good source of vitamin A, folate, and potassium. Broccoli ranks among the top 20 foods in regards to the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density…

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5 Reasons why Broccoli is good for your Health

1. Fighting cancer Eating a high amount of cruciferous vegetables has been associated with a lower risk of cancer; particularly lung and colon cancer. Studies have suggested that sulforaphane, the sulfur-containing compound that gives cruciferous vegetables their bitter bite, is also what gives them their cancer-fighting power. Researchers have found that sulforaphane can inhibit the enzyme histone deacetylase (HDAC), known to be involved in the progression of cancer cells. The ability to stop HDAC enzymes could make sulforaphane-containing foods a potentially powerful part of cancer treatment in the future. Sulforaphane…

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Reasons why Bitter kola is good for you

Bitter kola (Garcinia kola) as widely called is a type of nut mostly found in several parts of Nigeria and other major parts of the world. Bitter Kola has been identified as a potent antibiotic which could be effective in the treatment of many diseases. The fruit, seeds, nuts and bark of the tropical tree have been used for centuries in traditional medicines to treat many forms of ailments. Chewing bitter kola relieves coughs, hoarseness, bronchial and throat troubles. Several studies discovered bitter kola to be a remedy for dysentery,…

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Reasons why Garden Egg Fruit is good for you

Garden egg or Eggplant is an economic flowering plant. Garden eggs are found throughout Nigeria and cultivated domestically. Garden egg is a highly valued delicacy in Nigerian society such that its importance cannot be overemphasized to consumers and farmers alike. It represents fertility and blessing that why it’s common to find it served during wedding ceremonies in some communities. The garden eggplant apart from being a source of vegetable also has numerous health benefits which are essential for the overall development of the human body. Its acceptability cuts across religious,…

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Reasons why Amala (Yam Flour) is good for you

Amala (Yam flour) is a common food consumed in Nigeria especially the Yoruba Clan. This food can be consumed with ewedu (jute) and stew (made from pepper, tomato, palm oil, water). Uknown to many people, Amala is gotten from yam peels. The peels are dried and thereafter grinded to flour. The full health benefits of this kind of meal is good for the well-being of humans. These health benefits are; Good for diabetes management Diabetes is a metabolic disease inflicting the society. It has led to deaths of many people…

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Amazing Health Benefits of Breadfruit (Ukwa) that will make you eat it everyday

Breadfruit (Ukwa) is a very nutritious food commonly eaten in southeastern Nigeria primarily by the Igbos. It is also called afon in Yoruba; ize in Benin, Jekri and Sobo; izea in Ijaw; and ediang in Efik. Breadfruit (Ukwa) is the seed of the African Breadfruit. Ukwa could be cooked with potash and just eaten like that or it could also be separated from the water for just the seeds to be mashed with some ingredients and thereafter served with the extract (water). Despite the many health benefits of breadfruit, investigations…

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Reasons why Onions is good for you

Do you like onions? Most people do. The reason is so simple. Onions are among the healthiest foods you can eat. Rich in the most essential nutrients onions are so healthy it’s perfectly appropriate to remark that an onion a day may help keep the doctor away! If you know your onions, you’ll know they are very high in the group of health beneficial compounds known as polyphenols, which play an important role in preventing and reducing the progression of diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. What are polyphenols?…

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