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  • 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...
  • Broccoli: The Fountain of Youth

    08/25/2009 9:17:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies · 2,005+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/25/090 | Jett Stone
    "I'm president of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli!" proclaimed George H.W. Bush in a 1990 news conference. America's 41st president disdained broccoli so much that he banned the vegetable from the White House menu. Now 84, Bush may live to regret his broccoli bullying: New scientific evidence suggests that a chemical in broccoli may rejuvenate the immune system enough to ward off common diseases of aging. At the University of California- Los Angeles, Andre Nel and colleagues recently discovered that sulforaphane, a phytonutrient in broccoli, activates antioxidant pathways at the cellular level. Injected...
  • Determination

    08/09/2009 11:09:18 AM PDT · by pickrell · 2 replies · 330+ views
    09 August 2009 | Ron Pickrell
    I had to preserve the image below, since it says so much. I've struggled against the weather, here in Columbus, Ohio, trying to get some of the normally well-performing vegetables to grow, given the greatly reduced sunlight levels and temperatures here, this year. Pampered the little plants with Miracle Grow fertilizer, watered them religiously (or at least agnostically), hired their own personal masseuses, and generally played the part of the expectant father ready to pass out cigars- "Look, everyone..., it's a squash!" Yet, as if to make a point- around the side of the house, near the garage side door,...
  • T.G.I. Friday's says snake likely planted in meal

    05/08/2009 3:20:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 688+ views
    philly/news ^ | May. 8, 2009
    CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - T.G.I. Friday's said a severed snake head found in a dish of broccoli at one of its upstate New York restaurants was likely planted in the meal. Diner Jack Pendleton said he found the snake head the size of his thumb mixed in with his vegetables at T.G.I. Friday's in Clifton Park on Sunday. The Ballston Lake man said he thought at first it was a mushroom.
  • Study: Baby Broccoli May Prevent Stomach Cancer

    04/06/2009 5:39:37 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies · 794+ views
    All Headline News ^ | April 6, 2009 | David Goodhue
    Miami, FL (AHN) - Eating baby broccoli, or broccoli sprouts, may prevent stomach ulcers and even stomach cancer, according to a new study. The study's researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said that broccoli sprouts suppress Helicobacter pylori infections, which are one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide and are a common cause of stomach cancer, according to an American Association for Cancer Research press release. Stomach cancer is the second most common and the second deadliest cancer in the world, according to the AACR. "Broccoli has recently entered the public awareness as a preventive dietary agent. This...
  • Cooking Broccoli Destroys 90+ Percent of Anti-Cancer Compound Sulforaphane

    03/21/2009 1:45:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 1,714+ views
    Natural News ^ | Friday, March 20, 2009 | David Gutierrez
    Levels of the beneficial, cancer-fighting compound sulforaphane in broccoli are reduced by 90 percent when the vegetable is cooked, according to a study conducted by researchers from TNO Quality of Life in the Netherlands, and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. "Consumption of raw broccoli resulted in faster absorption, higher bioavailability, and higher peak plasma amounts of sulforaphane, compared to cooked broccoli," the researchers wrote. Eight male participants were fed 200 grams of crushed raw or crushed cooked broccoli as part of a warm meal; researchers then measured the men's blood and urine levels of sulforaphane. Based...
  • Broccoli May Fight Lung Cancer In Smokers

    11/19/2008 9:26:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 533+ views
    WHIO ^ | Wednesday, November 19, 2008
    How Vegetables Cooked Makes DifferenceBroccoli appears to lower the risk of lung cancer in smokers and ex-smokers, according to a new study. Li Tang of the roswell Park Cancer Institute said that cruciferous vegetables don't eliminate the threat of cancer, but they help. "Broccoli is not a therapeutic drug, but for smokers who believe they cannot quit nor do anything about their risk, this is something positive," Tang said. "People who quit smoking will definitely benefit more from intake of cruciferous vegetables." Other common cruciferous vegetables include kale, collard greens, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and bok choi. A team studied...
  • Broccoli Could Benefit COPD Patients

    09/28/2008 2:31:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 585+ views
    eFluxMedia ^ | September 13th 2008 | Anna Boyd
    Besides lowering the risk of cancer and coronary heart disease due to high levels of vitamin C and beta carotene which are important antioxidants, broccoli also appears to benefit people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is often caused by smoking and is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 16 million people. The disease is characterized by emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which obstructs air flow to the lungs. There is no cure for this deadly disease and the current drugs do not slow its progression. How exactly broccoli helps in COPD? Well,...