Broccoli

beauty416
By beauty416 Latest Reply 2009-02-21 17:05:50 -0600
Started 2009-02-16 10:43:20 -0600

Broccoli has a compound in it that reverses the damage that diabetes does to your heart. What does everybody think about this food? Who likes broccoli and would be willing to try the food?


36 replies

gsalem3633
gsalem3633 2009-02-21 14:51:08 -0600 Report

Question: How do you get rid of the "ODOR" that broccoli leaves in the air?

2009-02-21 16:07:52 -0600 Report

I must be used to the smell of broccoli, I don't mind the odor in the air. It smells like hmmm let me see… BROCCOLI LOL

*Judy

G Thomas
G Thomas 2009-02-21 14:38:41 -0600 Report

well here comes a wild and crazy healthy women then. I eat this stuff at least three times a week. I love it all veggies really. The other night I made a veggie soup with okra turnip greens tomato,broccoli and mushroom onions bellpeppers with about four strips of beacon to season . Talk about good!

wanda - 28349
wanda - 28349 2009-02-21 10:44:46 -0600 Report

i eat a lot of broccoli. it helps with fiber and weight loss I think. If you dont like to eat it plain, add it to a soup

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2009-02-19 07:49:45 -0600 Report

I have eaten Broccoli for years. I like it raw better than cooked. Besides, everything tastes good if you put enough chocolate on it.

jaclyncrystal
jaclyncrystal 2009-02-19 00:48:38 -0600 Report

Love the vegetable, my oldest daughter is Vegan and when I visit with her she always has something tasty and good for me when I visit, other kids only eat chicken and fish, husband and I eat tons of vegies and chicken and fish, only occasionally do we ever eat red meat. Trying very hard to be healthy, and guess what think I like this new way of eating. Bring on the broccoli :)jackie

MeiMei
MeiMei 2009-02-18 11:21:12 -0600 Report

I love broccoli. I steam it with a little lemon juice and olive oil instead of water. Don't need butter or salt with the lemon juice. It is so good and so good for you, high in antioxidants. Because it is a member of the brasica family which also includes cabbage and brussels sprouts I also cook them in the same olive oil and lemon juice. It tends to take the cabbage smell and taste out of them.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-02-17 17:21:47 -0600 Report

I am a brocoholic...lol.
It is one of the good for you veggeis that everyone in the house enjoys. So we cook it once or twice every week. Sometimes we put some in our salad raw. I love it in soup also. It is a very veristile veggie. Kudos for Broccoli.

datzme
datzme 2009-02-17 02:47:25 -0600 Report

Love Love Loavie Broccli I love it steamed and with a few spritz of the spray butter. I could eat just that. My mini tree's a friends kid said haha

daetura
daetura 2009-02-17 00:17:14 -0600 Report

my grandson and I LOVE broccoli… we prefer it raw, but we eat it in any way, shape or form. lol He refers to them as "trees" ha ha

Ashalka
Ashalka 2009-02-17 18:29:21 -0600 Report

We eatlots of broccoli at my house. When my kids were little thats how I got them to eat it, by encouraging them to eat the "trees".

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-16 21:08:51 -0600 Report

We love it here at well, smothered in cheese sauce (not so healthy choice though I suppose) going to have to see if we will all be brave here and do without the cheese sauce lol

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-02-16 19:33:21 -0600 Report

Steam broccoli then add a dash of lemon juice, or saute in olive oil and garlic. sometimes I have it for breakfast. I love veggies, all kinds. My fav is brussel sprouts.

CutiePie2
CutiePie2 2009-02-16 19:32:06 -0600 Report

I love Broccoli too. You could eat it raw or cook it up with some Olive oil and garlic and cruched red pepper over whole wheat pasta. Very good.

2009-02-16 22:42:46 -0600 Report

The olive oil and garlic and crushed red pepper is my favorite!!! Sometimes with Dreamfields pasta and sometimes just on it's own!! MMMM now I'm hungry and it's bedtime… LOL

roshy
roshy 2009-02-17 15:32:59 -0600 Report

are you a veggie dia-betty??

2009-02-17 22:01:31 -0600 Report

If you are asking me Roshy, I'm a semi vegie dia-betty. Sometimes I go weeks without eating meat and sometimes I eat it… I'll eventually go full force with the vegetarian diet once my youngest son is out of college and leaves home I suppose… lol My older son and his wife are vegetarians and when I go visit them, I eat what they eat and cook for them too. I can take it or leave it when it comes to meat. We are not vegan's though, we eat milk, cheese and eggs (only organic) which is called a Lacto Ovo Vegetarian. I don't have any ethical or personal convictions about not eating meat, just don't really like it all that much… :) And if you weren't asking me… lol you got my story anyway… haha

*Judy

roshy
roshy 2009-02-18 09:17:18 -0600 Report

well now theres a new term for ya:

Semi- Veggie Diabetty!!! he he he!!

Ah i see, i was juct asking because i turned veggie this year and was just wondering was there anymore out there!! I turned because i felt like for me it would be a healthier lifestyle, i have done a bit of research and found that the meat over her is pumped with chemicals and hormones, not only that veggies are at a lower risk of developing colon cancer and other cancers!!
Not only this but i found it made me organise my eating habit throughout the day alot better!! i am staying away from take aways now and preparing my meals for work and college!!! So over all i think im doing alot healthier then what i was!! Now i just have to start all over again with my injections!

One small step at a time will do it!! I find trying to change old eating habits very hard!!! x x

2009-02-18 11:43:56 -0600 Report

I agree that changing eating habits is hard. I only buy meat(beef and chicken are the only meat I eat) and eggs from my organic farmer here because of the chemical reasons you state. The 'junk' in the stores is just that.. junk!! I buy organic milk too and everything else is whole foods or at least all natural with as few ingredients as possible. Not much packaged food in my house. Cereal and milk, canned beans which are rinsed before eaten, and peanut butter and jam. Not much else! We have a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegies, nuts, and assorted other snacks like dark chocolate lol Hey Semi Vegie Diabetty needs some vice!! I don't eat junk, I don't smoke anymore, so dark chocolate (in moderation of course) is my vice. lol

*Judy

SkipT
SkipT 2009-02-16 17:44:36 -0600 Report

Nothing goes better with a good steak than broccoli steamed with a generous pat of butter on top!

2009-02-16 16:36:51 -0600 Report

I love broccoli and eat it quite regularly. It's my son's favorite vegie too.. :)

*Judy

roshy
roshy 2009-02-16 16:33:54 -0600 Report

of course id eat it if it would help my veins!!! my god!! this is out standing but realy hard to believe that it could reverse the damage done!!

2009-02-16 12:30:10 -0600 Report

I do not like broccoli at all. There are alot of foods that are good for you that I just cannot stand to eat, so I work around them and try to eat other things.

roshy
roshy 2009-02-16 16:42:19 -0600 Report

heres a tip to get the broc inta ya!!! mash it into teeny tiny bits with your other veg!!then ya wont even know its there!! most people dont like the texture !!

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-16 11:03:38 -0600 Report

Here is an article related to this topic:

Broccoli is often touted as a super food: it's full of antioxidants and its disease-fighting abilities have been well-documented.

Now, a compound found in high levels in the vegetable may reverse the effects of diabetes on the veins.

"Broccoli is not my favorite vegetable, by any means," says Gigi Grobstein, a recently-diagnosed gestational diabetes patient, "but if I could alleviate the stress of me worrying about the gestational diabetes, I think that I would actually eat broccoli."

"The concentration that we've tested is very similar to what can be achieved in the blood by eating just regular portions of broccoli," says Dr. Leonid Poretsky from the Friedman Diabetes Institute at the Beth Israel Medical Center.

The rest of the article can be found here:

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/broccoli.reverse...

Thanks for bringing this topic up!

~Robin~

rbergman
rbergman 2009-02-16 11:03:12 -0600 Report

Here is an article on the effects of Broccoli in Diabetics

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Broccoli is often touted as a super food: it's full of antioxidants and its disease-fighting abilities have been well-documented.

Now, a compound found in high levels in the vegetable may reverse the effects of diabetes on the veins.

"Broccoli is not my favorite vegetable, by any means," says Gigi Grobstein, a recently-diagnosed gestational diabetes patient, "but if I could alleviate the stress of me worrying about the gestational diabetes, I think that I would actually eat broccoli."

"The concentration that we've tested is very similar to what can be achieved in the blood by eating just regular portions of broccoli," says Dr. Leonid Poretsky from the Friedman Diabetes Institute at the Beth Israel Medical Center.

The rest of the article can be found here:

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/broccoli.reverse...

Thanks for bringing this topic up!

~Robin~