If there was such a thing as a “superfood,” cruciferous vegetables like broccoli would surely dress up the harem. Along with kale, cabbage, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, and many other species in the vegetable family, crucifers contain a relatively unique class of phytonutrients that can help prevent DNA damage and the spread of metastatic cancer and lymphoma; activation of defenses against pathogens and pollutants; increased detoxification enzymes in the liver; targeting breast cancer stem cells; and reduce the risk of prostate cancer. That’s why I included cruciferous veggies in Billy’s checklist for a dozen of the healthiest, healthiest foods. For more info and all my videos on broccoli, Check out the topic page.
Recipe: Mexican-inspired bowl
If you find yourself in a sudden craving for broccoli, try this recipe from Angela, our Spanish social media coordinator. With broccoli, beans, whole grains, and homemade sauce, her recipe will check out several cans of Daily Dozen for the day. Get the free recipe hereAnd watch a video on how to make it Our Instagram.
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Those who eat vegetarian have a low load of antibiotic resistance genes in their gut.
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