Naturally Vegan and naturally good.
Broccoli. It is (delightful):
- High in vitamin C as well as dietary fiber.
- Contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties (diindolymethane and selenium).
- Is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with anit-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer activity.
- Is an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical to boost DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.
- High levels of carotenoids, particularly lutein and beta-carotene.
Not to mention that it tastes awesome.
One of my favorite broccoli recipes isn’t even a recipe at all, it’s even easier than a recipe. Cut the tops off of the broccoli stems (I am assuming that you washed the broccoli. You did didn’t you? Wash it?). I use the stems in pureed soups or dog kibble. Lightly steam heads and stems. Separate heads from stems, serve stems to puppies (or save for soup). On heads, drizzle a little tahini over the whole thing. Add dashes of nutritional yeast, sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper. Done!
Sometimes it’s nice to have something simple and something healthy- it’s even better when it’s delicious.
Thanks Wikipedia for the stats on broccoli.