GEORGE BUSH REFUSED TO EAT
By Jay Chatterjee &
well-known scion of the Brassica family, hit the headlines
for the wrong reason! George Bush (Sr) considered it
As a matter of fact, its
potent anti-cancer properties should have been reason enough to
catapult it to fame (and media attention) in its own right.
with protective compounds , such as
isothiocyanates and sulforaphane, as well as indole-3-carbinol
(I3C), a substance that
is said to have anticancer actions, broccoli tops the list of ‘must
entire Brassica family of vegetables, (which includes Brussels
sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage,
Chinese cabbage, bok choy, kale and collard
greens), contains a compound that activates certain enzymes
in the human body to protect cells from genetic damage.
covering the 11th annual conference of the American
Institute of Cancer Research, held in Washington earlier this
year, attributed the following quote to
Dr. Paul Talalay , “…..cauliflower and
broccoli are especially effective in ramping up the body's
cancer defense mechanisms by increasing what we call 'phase
2’ enzymes. These
vegetables are particularly rich in the compound sulforaphane,
which boosts phase 2 enzymes."
leading cancer researcher from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,
went on to further explain that anti-oxidants come in two types,
indirect and direct. Direct anti-oxidants work by binding to
potentially cancer causing free radicals, whereas, indirect
anti-oxidants, such as
sulforaphane, activate a
variety of phase 2 enzymes, which protect cells against cancer.
news reports have talked about a recent study in Sweden which
linked broccoli’s anti-cancer effect specifically to breast
cancer. During the course of this study, researchers evaluated
the dietary habits of a group of women with similar demographic
profiles. Analysts of the data connected intake of broccoli
(and brassica family vegetables) to a 20-40% drop in breast
cancer. However, it remains an unproven theory, in scientific
or not as a breast-cancer-palliative , there is no doubt that Broccoli
is rich in the
enzyme-activating properties, no doubt that it is loaded with fiber,
and no doubt at all that it tastes wonderful.
makes an ideal accompaniment to the Sunday roast (served hot, lightly
steamed, topped with a sprinkling of sesame seeds) or the week-end
barbeque (chilled in a wine-based
vinaigrette dressing), and
an elegant starter for the perfect mid-week lunch (cold crème
of broccoli soup; though health conscious people are advised to omit
vegetarians, it can do a star turn in its own right!
As a warm salad with peanut sauce, or in a quiche or a pilaf!
Have you ever tried broccoli with garlic flakes & soya
sauce ? Or smothered with spicy Moroccan marinade? No? Well,
you have missed something!
any of you would like to have the recipes (free), please click on the
link provided below.
The Broccoli Recipes
from its delectable and subtle flavor, there is another reason why we
ourselves are partial to broccoli! We tend to be partial to any product,
compound or practice that supports or activates the body’s natural
processes…..foods that stimulate enzymes or boost the immune system,
breathing techniques that result in lower BP,
exercise regimens that combat aging……as long as they are
natural processes they get our votes.
go ahead, send for our recipes and tuck into broccoli to your
the Authors:ay Chatterjee, a Chartered Accountant and ex-Corporate Banker,
lives in Canada.
Roshmi Raychaudhuri is a business-woman residing in India. They
have shared a longstanding and keen interest in the effects
of natural therapies. On a trip to the Himalayan foothills,
they came across an ancient anti-aging and body rejuvenation
system based on stimulation of the hormonal glands. They have
put this information on their website for the world to share. If
this subject interests you please visit
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