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This is my load for today. Broccoli. Brocs for short.

I had to steam this add a very little salt to taste. Many dont love eating this kind of vegetables because of its taste.

But think the benefits we can get out from Broccoli:

Broccoli provides a high amount of vitamin C, which aids iron absorption in the body, prevents the development of cataracts, and also eases the symptoms of the common cold.

The folic acid in broccoli helps women sustain normal tissue growth and is often used as a supplement when taking birth control pills and during pregnancies.

The potassium in broccoli aids those battling high blood pressure, while a large amount of calcium helps combat osteoporosis.
The vegetable is also fiber-rich, which enhances the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, as well as aims to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
In recent years, broccoli has made the headlines regarding three components found in the vegetable. For instance, indole-3-carbinol has captured the attention of those looking to prevent hormone-related cancers, such as breast- and prostate cancer.
I3C promotes "good" hormones, while working against destructive ones. The sulforaphane in broccoli also helps to increase the level of enzymes that block cancer, while the beta-carotene in broccoli transforms into vitamin A within the body, providing an effective antioxidant that destroys free radicals (responsible for weakening the defense of cells).

Additionally, the health benefits of broccoli have been linked to preventing and controlling the following medical concerns: Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, calcium deficiencies, stomach and colon cancer, malignant tumors, lung cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and even the aging process.

12th March: Kidneys
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The purpose of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys – an amazing organ that plays a crucial role in keeping us alive and well – and to spread the message that kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable.

The main job of our kidneys (which are roughly the size of two fists and are located deep in our abdomen, beneath our rib cage) is to remove toxins and excess water from our blood. Every day our kidneys filter and clean 200 liters of blood – a quantity that would fill about 200 bottles or 20 buckets! Besides this impressive, daily feat, kidneys also help to control our blood pressure, to produce red blood cells and to keep our bones healthy.

The theme of World Kidney Day 2009 is “Keep the Pressure Down” highlighting the importance of high blood pressure as one of the key symptoms and causes of chronic kidney disease.

This one is for Mellie xx

26 Kommentare zu “BROCCOLI

  1. Like A Sky Scraper Autor des Beitrags

    Huge broccoli fans in this house. We have it for dinner at least 2 or 3 nights a week. Nice rich colors in this photo A+

  2. Jeananne Martin Autor des Beitrags

    We steam ours as well, sometimes a light roast in the oven afterward.
    The vibrant green from steaming is unmistakable, looks so good!

  3. Simon Downham Autor des Beitrags

    My wife is very good at cooking healthy food for us. We have vegetables every day for our main meal and broccoli usually appears in the mix!

  4. Esco Suave Autor des Beitrags

    Wow so simple yet so effective good job.

    I like this photo a lot. As I’ve been telling everyone, I’m just starting out in photography and I love it but unfortunately I can’t provide too much technical feedback and criticism, I’m working on it though. I would suggest however that you continue doing what you’re doing, I’ve viewed many photos but only gave feedback to a handful of the good ones today, and this is one of them.
    I would be honored if you could, whenever you get an opportunity, provide any feedback you can give me by commenting on a few of my photos on my stream so that I can better learn the ins and outs of good photography.
    Have a great day.

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