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Fat Fighting Foods Day 2

The spotlight on a healthy, fat fighting food for today is on broccoli.

Broccoli is probably my favorite vegetable, followed closely by last week’s food, green beans.

I’ve read so many articles and books on nutrition and food, and one of the constants is always broccoli.

It’s a super food to the nth degree!

Sure it gets all sorts of bad press from kids who don’t want to eat it, and that usually follows them right up into adulthood, but the fact is that you MUST be eating broccoli on a regular basis not only if you want to lose weight, but also if you want to be healthy and live a vibrant life.

It is that important.

Did you know that broccoli originated in Italy?  Neither did I.  I found that little tidbit on the world’s healthiest foods website.

Anyway, broccoli is loaded with vitamins, minerals and the all important fiber.

It’s loaded with Vitamins C, K, A as well as some B vitamins, and lots of other vitamins and minerals.

Plus it’s chock full of fiber and even has some omega 3 fatty acids, iron, calcium and even a little protein.

Not only that, but broccoli is loaded with phytonutrients which makes them a powerhouse when it comes to cancer protection.  I’m not much of a research study citer (is that a term?), but needless to say there are LOTS of studies out there showing how good of a protector against cancer broccoli is.

Plus they’re potent detoxifiers and cleansers.  They do this by signaling our genes to increase production of certain enzymes involved in detoxification.

There’s a lot of hype and hoopla going around lately about detox diets, liver detoxification, etc. most of which is total bull-pucky, but this information about broccoli is true…it cleanses your system and is vital to your health, vitality, longevity and fat loss goals.

You don’t have to eat it on a daily basis, although having a serving a day would be awesome.

Just make sure you get a few servings a week as a start.

Put some chopped broccoli on a salad.  Hide it in some other dish if you’re one of those people who hasn’t developed a taste for this yummy veggie yet.

Steam it and add it as a side dish.

If you don’t regularly eat broccoli, I don’t really care how you add it, just add it and then make it part of your regular fat fighting diet.

Oh, just an fyi…don’t eat a bunch of it at once if you’re not used to it.  First you’ll get the broccoli burps, then you’ll get the broccoli farts.

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Comments (4)

  • Petra

    I LOVE broccoli and I eat it at least twice a week so I’m good!

    My daughter calls them little trees…so cute. And she loves it too!

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  • The Fit Dad

    That’s awesome that you love broccoli. There’s usually 2 classes of people…the broccoli lovers and the haters.

    There are a lot of people out there who believe that broccoli (and similar veggies) are some of the best healing and protecting foods out there, which I tend to agree with.

    It’s awesome that your daughter likes them. Mine says she likes it, then she puts it in her mouth and gets a pretty goofy look on her face.

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  • Sallie

    Yeah, I love broccoli too..the other day I roasted some along with cauliflower..was really good. As a matter of fact I love most veggies. Love the blog, it’s cute with the superhero header.

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  • The Fit Dad

    That sounds pretty good Sallie. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the kind words.

    Let me know if you ever need anything.

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