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  • Broccoli is America’s favorite vegetable It’s no secret that everyone loves broccoli and now Green Giant has a survey to back it up.

    06/16/2021 10:21:54 AM PDT · by mylife · 100 replies
    Yesterday Green Giant revealed the results of a survey taken to determine America’s favorite vegetable. It turns out our nation’s number-one vegetable is broccoli. That seems right to me, because broccoli rules. The two runners up were carrots and corn. All these picks are excellent vessels for butter and cheese. As always, there’s some fun tidbits thrown in with the survey. Tomatoes and cucumbers (which are both fruit, but who’s keeping track, really), were favorites in 2020, but didn’t make the 2021 list. While corn was chosen as the most popular vegetable in seven times more states in 2021 than...
  • Can a cup of yogurt 'cure' your case of COVID-19?

    04/13/2021 1:07:59 PM PDT · by fwdude · 53 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 13, 2021 | Maayan JAffe-Hoffman
    Pre-clinical research by Israeli scientists, published in Microbiome, indicates that Kefir could be used to treat cytokine storms caused by coronavirus. Can a cup of probiotic yogurt help save the lives of people with COVID-19? Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev say they have identified molecules in kefir that are effective at treating various inflammatory conditions, including “cytokine storms” caused by COVID-19.
  • Green Vegetable Trends: Broccolini May Be the New Kale, and Look Out for Kalettes and Caulilini Next

    02/19/2021 6:07:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 18 Feb, 2021 | Andrew Sun
    *Kale is celebrated as a superfood and has been a trendy must-have for a number of years *But there is a new contender: broccolini, a Chinese broccoli hybrid, is all the rage Is broccolini the new kale? Produce and ingredients are not immune to the whims of fashion. Foods also go in and out of style, changing every few years. If you think vegetables are evergreens – pun intended – you’d be wrong. For a time, kale was the must-eat food that was on every shopping list. It was no longer solely for vegan yogis and detoxing tai tais –...
  • Danish and Chinese Tongues Taste Broccoli and Chocolate Differently

    01/07/2021 8:55:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Science Daily ^ | January 5, 2021
    Two studies from the University of Copenhagen show that Danes aren't quite as good as Chinese at discerning bitter tastes. The research suggests that this is related to anatomical differences upon the tongues of Danish and Chinese people. For several years, researchers have known that women are generally better than men at tasting bitter flavours. Now, research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that ethnicity may also play a role in how sensitive a person is to the bitter taste found in for example broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate. By letting test subjects taste the bitter substance PROP, two...
  • Hate Broccoli? Your DNA May Be to Blame

    11/30/2019 5:21:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 27, 2019 | Selene Yeager, Bycicling US
    If you make a face like a kid swallowing cough syrup at the mere suggestion of Brussels sprouts, you might have the DNA of a “super taster,” a genotype that makes the bitter chemicals in these foods taste practically intolerable, according to recent research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 this weekend in Philadelphia. Everyone inherits two copies of a taste gene called TAS2R38. The particular variants you’re born with determine how sensitive or not you are to bitter tastes from certain chemicals such as glucosinolates, commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage,...
  • Broccoli sprout compound may restore brain chemistry imbalance linked to schizophrenia (glutathione)

    07/07/2019 8:48:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 41 replies
    Science Daily ^ | May 8, 2019 | Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Researchers say they have characterized a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate. And they figured out how to tweak the level using a compound derived from broccoli sprouts. The researchers found on average 4% significantly lower levels of the brain chemical glutamate in the anterior cingulate cortex region of the brain in people with psychosis compared to healthy people. Glutamate is known for its role in sending messages between brain cells, and has been linked to depression and schizophrenia, so these findings added to evidence that glutamate levels have a...
  • Broccoli Can Possibly Help Fight Schizophrenia, Study Suggests

    05/12/2019 10:31:48 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-12-2019 | Hannah Frieshberg
    Broccoli, for years hailed as a cancer-fighter and a great source of vitamin C, calcium and B vitamins, is now being seen as a safer way to manage schizophrenia. Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say a compound derived from broccoli sprouts can help adjust the chemical imbalances in the brain that have been linked to schizophrenia. The vegetable’s high levels of the chemical sulforaphane could potentially be used as an alternative to antipsychotic drugs and their often painful or dangerous side effects. “It’s possible that future studies could show sulforaphane to be a safe supplement to give people at risk of...
  • The C-Free Diet: If we didn't have California, what would we eat?

    12/24/2016 12:15:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 213 replies
    Slate ^ | July 10, 2013 | Brian Palmer
    Food scientists at Cornell University have produced a strain of broccoli that thrives in hot environments, which may make it possible for states with stiflingly hot summers to grow the vegetable. California, where cool coastal fog is perfect for growing standard broccoli, currently produces more than 90 percent of the broccoli grown in the United States. If California were to disappear, what would the American diet be like? Expensive and grainy. California produces a sizable majority of many American fruits, vegetables, and nuts: 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95...
  • Grow your own to save money 6 cold-weather plants that are perfect to plant this Fall

    09/30/2013 10:47:39 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 31 replies
    Clark ^ | 9-17-13 | Crystal Collins
    ost people think that Springtime is the time to start growing that vegetable or herb garden. But there are many types of plants that should mainly be grown during the cooler months. Fall is a great time to try your hand at growing leafy greens, and that makes this a great way to save some money on produce. If you end up with a good harvest, you'll have a bountiful source of vegetables while other people are paying higher prices for greens at the grocery store. Here are 6 cooler weather plants you may want to try your hand at...
  • President Obama Tells Kids His Favorite Food is Broccoli(Obama Lies To Children)

    07/09/2013 5:04:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 9, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    President Barack Obama made an unscheduled visit on Tuesday to the second annual Kids' State Dinner, a healthy lunch children's event hosted by first lady Michelle Obama in the East Room of the White House. The president greeted the 54 kid guests and made a few brief remarks. "Food can be fun, it can be healthy," Obama said, according to a White House pool report. "You are setting up habits that are going to be great your entire life." As he left, Obama was asked what his favorite food is. His answer: "Broccoli." Related slideshow: Barack Obama not eating broccoli...
  • FYI: Broccoli Eliminates H. Pylori, Protects Against Ulcers, Stomach Cancer

    12/20/2012 7:02:26 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 35 replies
    The World's Healthiest Foods ^ | undated | not named
    Broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain a chemical called sulforaphane that kills helicobacter pylori, the bacteria responsible for peptic ulcers and most gastric cancers, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In the U.S., approximately 50% of people over age 50 test positive for H. pylori, which does not always cause ulcers, but is now known to dramatically increase an individual's risk for often fatal stomach cancers, and to be a causative factor in a wide range of other stomach disorders including gastritis, esophagitis, and acid indigestion. In the lab, scientists at Johns Hopkins found that sulforaphane...
  • Broccoli Tyranny lives!

    06/28/2012 2:43:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    washington post ^ | 6-27-12 | Greg Sargent
    Barry Friedman, a New York University law professor who wrote a brief supporting Obamacare, argued that by affirming the ability to regulate with taxing power, the decision created a precedent for future regulation along these lines. “They can’t make you eat broccoli, but they can tax you for not eating it,” Friedman joked, by way of summarizing the meaning of the decision. This is, of course, a reference to what Jonathan Bernstein has called the Broccoli Tyranny argument. If Friedman is right, then the upshot is: Broccoli Tyranny lives. Friedman pointed to this segment of the decision:
  • Boost Broccoli's Cancer-Fighting Power With Spices, Like Mustard, Horseradish or Wasabi

    09/17/2011 6:51:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, September 15th 2011, 2:35 PM
    Broccoli is good for you but there's a trick to make it work even harder. Adding mustard, horseradish or wasabi to your broccoli has been found to significantly boost its cancer-fighting ability in a new study published this week. The secret sidekick is an enzyme called myrosinase which is necessary to form sulforaphane, the vegetable's cancer-preventive component. When a food item containing the enzyme was eaten with broccoli, scientists at the University of Ilinois found that the combination revved up the production of sulforaphane in both foods. The study was published online in the British Journal of Nutrition Tuesday. To...
  • More evidence that spicing up broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting power

    09/13/2011 6:29:01 AM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    URBANA – Teaming fresh broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase significantly enhances each food's individual cancer-fighting power and ensures that absorption takes place in the upper part of the digestive system where you'll get the maximum health benefit, suggests a new University of Illinois study. "To get this effect, spice up your broccoli with broccoli sprouts, mustard, horseradish, or wasabi. The spicier, the better; that means it's being effective," said Elizabeth Jeffery, a U of I professor of nutrition. In the study, when fresh broccoli sprouts were eaten with broccoli powder, the scientists were able to...
  • Can Congress Make You Buy Broccoli? (So much for the 1970s mantra of "My body, my choice.")

    12/31/2010 10:28:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/31/2010 | Theodore Darlymple
    Is it constitutional for Congress make you buy broccoli for your own good, ask three professors of health law at Boston University in the New England Journal of Medicine for December 22nd. The ringing answer that they give to this question is “We don’t know.” They have decided to sit on the fence until others, in the shape of the Supreme Court, decide for them. The Affordable Care Act enjoins millions of citizens to buy private health insurance. The authors say that it is difficult to decide whether refusal to buy such coverage counts as an activity that bears on...
  • Michelle Obama Hates Beets, But George H.W. Bush Banned Broccoli

    08/14/2010 4:21:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Losa Angeles Times ^ | Steve Padilla
    It may not be as dramatic or spark the (surprising) interest the Broccoli Incident did during the first Bush administration, but the Obama White House does offer this bit of vegetable news: Michelle Obama hates beets. This tidbit comes from an interview for the September issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, in which Obama discusses the first family’s eating habits and says: “Neither the president nor I have the beet gene.” This brings to mind President George H.W. Bush, who in 1990 demonstrated his assertiveness to the American public by declaring during a news conference: I do not like broccoli. I...
  • I Wish I'd Eaten Broccoli During My Playing Days, Says John Hartson

    07/24/2010 8:50:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Record ^ | Jul 24 2010 | Lachlan Mackinnon
    FORMER Celtic star John Hartson wishes he had munched his greens instead of steak and chips during his playing days. The striker, who fought cancer, used to be teased about his weight by opposing fans and yesterday admitted his diet could have been better. The dad-of-four told how during his Arsenal days in the 90s manager Arsene Wenger ordered his players to eat healthy food like broccoli. Studies have suggested the chemical sulforaphane, found in broccoli, can ward off cancer and lessen the effects of tumours. Hartson, 35, said: "Arsene Wenger concentrated a lot on diet and fitness, whereas at...
  • How Broccoli Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk

    07/24/2010 8:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 1+ views
    A new study has shed light on the interaction between broccoli consumption and reduced prostate cancer risk. Researchers have found that sulforaphane, a chemical found in broccoli, interacts with cells lacking a gene called PTEN to reduce the chances of prostate cancer developing. Richard Mithen, from the Institute of Food Research, an institute of BBSRC, worked with a team of researchers on Norwich Research Park, UK, to carry out a series of experiments in human prostate tissue and mouse models of prostate cancer to investigate the interactions between expression of the PTEN gene and the anti-cancer activity of sulforaphane. "PTEN...
  • Broccoli component limits breast cancer stem cells, U-M study finds

    05/03/2010 10:57:45 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 332+ views
    A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells -- the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth -- according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study tested sulforaphane, a component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts, in both mice and cell cultures. Researchers found sulforaphane targeted and killed the cancer stem cells and prevented new tumors from growing. “Sulforaphane has been studied previously for its effects on cancer, but this study shows that its benefit is in inhibiting the breast cancer...
  • Eating broccoli 'protects the lining of arteries'

    09/05/2009 1:01:17 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 1,488+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | September 4, 2009 | Kate Devlin
    Scientists have discovered that a component of the superfood can protect arteries from “furring” which can block blood flow and lead to angina, heart attack and stroke. Arteries don’t clog at the same rate and researchers know that a protein is inactive in parts which are more vulnerable to disease. New tests suggest that a chemical found in vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower can boost a natural defence mechanism to protect against the damage. Tests in mice have shown that the chemical, known as Sulforaphane, found naturally in the vegetables can stimulate the protein to offer this protective...