Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chopping Broccoli

So now diabetics have even more reason to get busy and start "chopping broccoli..chopping broccoli,...chopping brocco-li!"

According to Dr. Mercola, "Eating broccoli could reverse the damage that diabetes inflicts on heart blood vessels. The key is most likely a compound in the vegetable called sulforaphan."

What does Sulforaphan do? Sulforaphan encourages the body to produce the enzyme nfr2, which acts as both an antioxidant and a detoxifier that protect blood vessels, cells and tissues, while decreasing the number of molecules that cause cell damage known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) -- by as much as 73 percent.

Here's the link to Dr. Mercola & the magic of broccoli

The article goes into detail; tells you the best ways to eat broccoli, and other natural methods to help treat diabetes.

**Diabetesaliciousness Sidebar - The actual article sub - heading says "Other natural methods to prevent diabetes", but Mercola is talking about Type 2 risk factors & how to lower them. Not magical elixirs offering to cure for the low, low price of $49.95.

I'm not pleased with the wording of this particular sub - heading, but the info is good.**

Also, one of the article links to another that goes into Leptin in detail. Leptin's been in the news a lot as of late, and Dr. Mercola does a good job of explaining why it's important.

All in all, it's a good read - Check it out!

Also - shout out to G Ninja for his technical support - You Rock Ninja G!

PS - Dana Carvy is great and watch Phil Hartman - his facial expressions are priceless!


meanderings said...

Ummm, I will now be humming that tune to myself for the entire afternoon.

k2 said...

Colleen -
EXCELLENT - My work is complete!

Crystal said...

LOVE Dana Carvey and miss Phil Hartman. He was certainly feeling the broccoli, ha ha!!!

I do love my broccoli, steam 'em up and pour some cheddar on baby!!

Now I am hungry....

Thanks for the info k2! And the laugh...

k2 said...

CP -
Glad to hear that your love your broccoli!
Yes Dana Carvey is great, and
I REALLY miss Phil Hartman - he was a tremendous talent and he made me laugh my ass off!

Cara said...

I think my favorite part, other than the song, it the GREAT 80s hair. :)
It's fantastic!
When we look back on today in 20 years, I'm sure we'll say the very same thing. But man, it's funny.

k2 said...

Cara -
Oh yes, the 80's hair styles are crazy - Sigourney Weaver looks like she has an eagle's nest on her head!
Continue "Chopping Broccoli" girlfriend ;)!