JAY Leno of NBC’s highly popular ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ joked with his guest, U.S. President Barack Obama, on Monday that he could understand Obama lying to politicians, but wanted to know why he lied to kids when he said his favorite food was broccoli. But Obama insisted that he did like broccoli.
Broccoli actually came into the limelight in a huge way when then-U.S. President George HW Bush in 1990 said he never wanted to see broccoli on his plate. He declared: “’I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli!”
I started eating broccoli last year – and as soon as I felt the great effect it had on my health, I started recommending it to everyone.
I usually steam it – according to reports, that’s the way to get the maximum benefits from it.
You can do your own research on the Internet – just google “benefits of broccoli.”
ANYWAY, here are 10 things that this amazing vegetable benefits you in (For more details to go to www.healthdiaries.com):
1. Nervous System
2. Blood Pressure
3. Vitamin C
4. Bone Health
5. Sun Damage
6. Immune System.
7. Cancer Prevention
8. Diet Aid
9. Eye Health
10. Heart Health
Last August, The Time magazine website reported that substances in broccoli may battle inflammation, which is at the root of osteoarthritis, a painful, degenerative joint disease in which cartilage that normally protects joints starts to wear away under the influence of the inflammatory factors, as per a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.
It reported: “Starting with studies in mice, the researchers found that animals that ate a diet high in the sulforaphane found in broccoli had significantly less cartilage damage and signs of osteoarthritis compared to mice who did not consume sulforaphane. The team then moved to human and cow cartilage cells, and found that the sulforaphane was equally effective in protecting these cells from damage. The sulfur-based compound, they say, may be blocking enzymes that contribute to inflammation in cartilage, and the scientists are starting a trial to see if broccoli can protect a small group of arthritis patients getting knee replacement surgery.”
Good health to all my readers!