Broccoli for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (RECIPE)
This is a powerful vegetable in the fight against free radicals.
What’s even more, it is an excellent prevention in arteriosclerosis, hearth stroke, cholesterol, stroke and cataracts.
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea italica) is part of the cabbage family and is an annual plant that yields seed during the same year. Originally it comes from Asia, while in Europe, was first brought in Italy, and therefore called Italian broccoli. It forms clustered flower buds. These buds are a great delicacy. Due to the high content of vitamins, even young leaves and thinner parts of the stem are used in the diet. Plants are rough with a height of up to 120cm. It is usually grown as an autumn crop.
Ideal food for serious diseases
Broccoli is a vegetable whose fame has grown in recent decades. It has a very high nutritional value and some doctors, oriented toward alternative medicine, recommend it to patients recovering after heavy diseases.
The compound indole-3-carbinol works at estrogen exchange and protects against development of hormone-dependent tumors. So this is the main reason why women need to consume it.
This vegetable is necessary to be, briefly, cooked by steaming, in order to soften. Many people make the mistake by excessive cooking, leading to the dissolution of heads and loss of its flavor. It should be boiled for 3-5 minutes and then it losses about 35% of glucosinolates (ingredients of broccoli that destroy carcinogens and increase production of detoxifying enzymes). Ii is best to be consumed fresh, first sprinkled with lemon juice, then spiced or combined with other vegetables. Also, very delicious vegetable and keeps precious ingredients if you just blanch it (put the heads in boiling salted water and leave them for 1 minute, while stems 2 minutes). Buy only fresh green heads and always season it with lemon.
Broccoli for breakfast, lunch and dinner (recipe)
– Boil 4 steams of broccoli until tender and cut into strips.
– Boil 4 eggs for 4 minutes, in order to remain soft.
– Arrange the strips broccoli in a bowl.
– Peeled and sliced eggs, put in a deep bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice and parsley, to taste and mix together and pour over broccoli.
– Garnish with red pepper and olives.