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Tue May 28, 2019, 02:55 PM

Eat your BROCCOLI!!!

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts: cancer foes
Research finds compound in such cruciferous vegetables that may help to suppress tumors.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/05/beth-israel-researchers-uncover-anti-cancer-drug-mechanism-in-broccoli/?

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Reply Eat your BROCCOLI!!! (Original post)
elleng May 2019 OP
BlueJac May 2019 #1
elleng May 2019 #2
hlthe2b May 2019 #3
elleng May 2019 #4
dameatball May 2019 #5
Ron Obvious May 2019 #6
Cartoonist May 2019 #7
Laffy Kat May 2019 #8
Luciferous May 2019 #11
Laffy Kat May 2019 #12
Luciferous May 2019 #13
Laffy Kat May 2019 #14
Luciferous May 2019 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #20
samnsara May 2019 #9
Luciferous May 2019 #10
PennyK Jun 2019 #16
Luciferous Jun 2019 #17
Retrograde Jun 2019 #18
yellowdogintexas Jun 2019 #19

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:56 PM

1. Have been for years...

cooked and raw!

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Response to BlueJac (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:57 PM

2. Ditto, but must increase it in my diet.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:58 PM

3. A quick go-to lunch for me is a small serving of brown basmati rice with lots of broccoli, tomato

sauce or diced fresh tomatoes and a bit of parmesan cheese. Heat it lightly. Healthy and hearty.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:59 PM

4. Sounds VERY good, taste AND health-wise!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:07 PM

5. I really like brussels sprouts roasted with balsmic vinegar and a few spices.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:14 PM

6. I actually love Brussels Sprouts

Comes from living in the Netherlands during the seventies. Same with Kale. A bit of a bland kitchen, to be frank, Dutch cooking of that era but there were treats.

Broccoli I could take or leave, but if I pour enough peanut sauce on it, it's quite tasty.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:14 PM

7. Fast food broc

Long John Silver has a treat of fried broccoli and cheese. Not as nutritious as raw broccoli, but it's something.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #7)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:18 PM

8. I always thought cooked broc. was better for you than raw.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #8)

Wed May 29, 2019, 07:29 AM

11. I thought in general raw vegetables are better because cooking takes some of the nutrients out.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #11)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:29 AM

12. Usually that is true, except for a few veggies and broc. is one.

Plus, I think it makes you less gassy if it's cooked.

https://www.anneshealthykitchen.com/broccoli-nutrition-facts-raw-or-cooked/

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #12)

Wed May 29, 2019, 02:12 PM

13. Well that's great because I prefer cooked broccoli :)

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #13)

Wed May 29, 2019, 04:46 PM

14. I do too. Unfortunately, I like my broccoli slightly over-cooked.

It's what you get used to growing up and my mom over-cooked all veggies, LOL.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #14)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:04 PM

15. Ha, me too! Maybe it is a childhood thing-

my mom also overcooked vegetables

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 3, 2019, 01:40 AM

20. Actually, humans digestive system are adapted to eating cooked food

rather than raw, for the most part. We can't always absorb the nutrients in the raw versions of many foods, and do much better with the cooked ones.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:25 PM

9. i love both!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 07:28 AM

10. I love broccoli! I've tried to like Brussels sprouts but just don't.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 01:14 PM

16. I just tried them a new way

Cut them in half and saute in a bit of oil...add some spices. They get nice and crisp and I like this better than roasted.
This is the DU member formerly known as PennyK.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 04:49 PM

17. Hmm, maybe I'll try them that way. I also found a stir-fry recipe that includes them that

I'm going to try.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 07:47 PM

18. Hated them until I had them fresh

My previous experience was only with frozen brussels sprouts, which my mother then boiled into submission. Then one day I was coming back from Monterey, going through an area that grew a lot of them, and bought a stalk that came from the field that day. Even plain boiled they were a revelation: tasty and surprisingly sweet. I've since gotten spoiled, only buying them when the farmers' market has stalks of them, and mostly roasting them.

A stalk is a lot, but if you harvest them from the bottom and keep the stalk in a tall vase with water (they are flower buds after all) they'll keep for upwards of a week.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 1, 2019, 08:16 PM

19. nothing like fresh . Steamed, or roasted!

Also try sweet and sour - I had them made with frozen Brussels sprouts and they were amazing. They were sauted in a large wok, until bright green, then tossed with a dressing made of sugar, vinegar and bacon (with some drippings) OMG they were to die for!

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