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I am a foodie, hence I love to eat. I will try a few recipes, and then almost always make it “Indian”. Indian food and Spices still hold the top spot in my tool kit of health, wellness, and longevity.
Once I start liking and enjoying some foods, I almost always begin researching what might be some health benefits of it. I knew as much that the cruciferous vegetables are low in carbs and easy to cook, and a perfect replacement for carbs to fill you up. But the health benefits of the Cruciferous vegetables – Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage truly surprised me.
Broccoli (and other cruciferous vegetables) are rich in Sulforaphane1 which is anticarcinogenic. Anticarcinogenic is a fancy way of saying it helps prevents cancer.
Sulphorafane (SFN) effectively inhibited tumor growth and increased the sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapeutics in patients with advanced-stage pancreatic cancers,2 (The same kind that took Steve Jobs away, as well as a very dear friend of mine.)
What is even exciting for busy cooks like me is that – Microwave cooking Increases Sulforaphane level in Broccoli by 80% at 50-60ºC.6
Here is a recipe that is pretty much a no-brainer, and is actually perfect for a winter weeknight and uses any, or all of the Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, and more. Easy Thai Curry Soup
Unrelated to Sulforaphane, but something that might help you add Broccoli to your grocery list now, I have to share this really funny bit about what actually made me write this post today. My son and I were watching this program called Too Funny to Fail and caught the snippet of this Dana Carvey performance from SNL and we had to listen to the whole song and I had to share it with the rest of you too.
She went downtown.
She bought some Broccoli.
She brought it home.
Chopping Broccoli. Chopping Broccoli …..
I find it hilarious. Here it is.
Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #1.