The Unbelievable Benefits of Broccoli

A serving of broccoli a day keeps the doctor away.

We’ve all heard of the “an apple a day” idiom and there is truth to this saying. But what’s this whole broccoli business? Well, it turns out that broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables out there. Paul Talalay, director of the Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins, was the first to discover the cancer-fighting property of broccoli. Broccoli contains a special chemical, sulforaphane glucosinolate, which works as a catalyst to boost detoxification enzymes in the body. The enzymes then trigger a process of detoxification that lasts for at least 72 hours. This is significantly longer than the antioxidant actions of vitamin C, E, and beta carotene! Broccoli is also rich in indole-3-carbinol, which is another powerful antioxidant. And it doesn’t end here – broccoli can also help maintain a healthier nervous system, regulate blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and boost weight-loss. Since the discovery of sulforaphane’s prevention powers in 1992, U.S. sales of broccoli have doubled. For those of us who want the benefits of this vegetable, but can’t stand the taste… try eating broccoli sprouts. Just one ounce of broccoli sprouts contains more sulforaphane than two pounds of broccoli. Read more

Organic vs Conventional Eating- Well.Org Looks at the Facts

OrganicBroccoliniThinking about the types of food you consume can make huge difference in your health and lifestyle. Organic food is not only more nutritious but it can actually save you money in the long run, when you factor in healthcare cost over the years.

We have created this infographic from several recent health articles and authoritative sources to help you eat healthier. There are plenty of reasons to eat organic foods and people seem to be catching on. Organic foods are the fastest growing and most profitable segment of American agriculture. We have included the unhealthiest conventional foods, some of which may shock you. We’ve also compared the characteristics of a grass fed cow to a grain fed cow in order to show you how many calories you could be saving if you switched to a grass fed cow and how healthier you could be.

Grass fed cows are leaner, have a better flavor and are less likely to cause health risks. Grain fed cows contain antibiotics and can cause inflammation in the body which leads to most modern diseases and current health issues. The E. coli count in grain fed cows is also much higher which is definitely worrisome. There is so much health news today and it is hard to know what information to trust.

Eating organic saves us money in the long run because we offset all of the healthcare costs

Eating organic saves us money in the long run because we offset all of the healthcare costs

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Check out the trailer to the “Vitality” movie which really lays this argument out and shows us how to live a healthier life.