Weightloss and Superfoods: Broccoli

Jul 19

Weightloss and Superfoods: Broccoli

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So this is beginning to look like the latest roller coaster! LOL!

I mentioned in an earlier post how important it is to have focus for any goal you are trying to achieve. While I’m mostly back to a full walking schedule, and while my life is settling nicely after a considerable amount of chaos, I still don’t have a compartment in my brain that is allowing me to really focus on the weightloss. Truth is, I’m not going to let that bother me. Keep moving forward, doing what I can without stressing out. I will work on making good choices, right choices, healthy choices, and not stress out over the details. Let’s see what happens over the next few weeks with that attitude.

With that being said, let’s move on to the topic of superfoods!

Today’s superfood is broccoli! I adore broccoli however you want to serve it, and my daughter is also quite keen on it. In fact, as a baby, you could bribe her to eat/do things she didn’t like with broccoli! And it’s a good thing. Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrition. Take a look:

Broccoli offers your body the following good stuff:

  • vitamin A
  • beta carotene
  • B vitamins especially B3 and B5
  • folic acid
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • iron
  • chromium, which is an easily absorbed form of calcium
  • zinc
  • lots of fiber
  • protein
  • pantothenic Acid
  • selenium,
  • folate
  • magnesium
  • manganese.

It’s also loaded with carotenoids – antioxidants that are thought to help with weight loss and broccoli also contains antioxidants and a substance called sulforaphane, which research is showing to be a powerful cancer fighter and preventer.  I mean, how cool is that?!

Ok, so let’s assume you hate broccoli, like many people do, and see how you can get more of it in your daily diet:

  • The Momcast blog suggests the following:

    Chop it up fine, including some of the stalk, and put broccoli into anything that’s got cheese or cream sauce. Mac & Cheese (homemade is best, but you can make improvements to boxed), Stroganoff Hamburger Helper and any kind of rice or noodles and sauce. If you don’t do dairy based stuff, you could put it into a rice dish or any Asian-style meal.

  • The Food Network site has several interesting suggestions along with some good recipes to try for broccoli as well as other “need to hide” foods
  • The The Sneaky Chef creates a green puree and hides that in great tasting recipes kids (and fussy adults) love like chili, guacamole, and lasagne

So, no more excuses! Eat up your broccoli!

And hey, if you have a great recipe for broccoli, why not post it below?

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