The Verdant Vegetable
Once upon a time, vegetarian salads were described as just lettuce and tomatoes, with some pointing out 'who orders that?' But thanks to a few chefs and other food enthusiasts, vegetarian salads began to dig both our appetite and imagery, with vegetables going from being an abiding act to the main event.
I don’t know how to do anything. I can’t cook; I can’t do household work and have no specific skills. But I think I’m doing pretty well in my professional life. I think! Lol!
Cooking at home and eating healthy often go hand in hand. But I’m not a kitchen-savy girl. What to do?
Ta Da! I know the secret of quick and easy recipes for health meals.
Very recently, I started making vegetable salad. Without eating a bowl of freshly made vegetable salad, my meal is actually incomplete. Though there are many ways of making it, the one I make is just simple with whatever veggies I have.
And the most important vegetable for me is broccoli.
I strongly feel that broccoli should form a strong basis of your diet. This verdant vegetable is a fireball of nutrients. It helps in digestion, the cardiovascular system and the immune system, and to have anti-inflammatory and even cancer-preventing properties. Moreover, broccoli is low in sodium and calories, at about 31 calories per serving. It's also a fat-free vegetable.
Broccoli has a remarkable nutritional profile. It is high in fiber, very high in vitamin C and has potassium, B6 and vitamin A. For a nonstarchy vegetable, it has a good amount of protein.
A study has found that eating your greens could really make you look younger. A compound found in broccoli has been found to slow the signs of physical ageing.
Broccoli is also jam-packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants. Phytochemicals are chemicals in plants that are responsible for colour, smell and flavour.
So, what are you waiting for, start eating healthy today! Or else I should say, start eating broccoli today!