Curiosities about broccoli

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Have you got a curious mind? In today’s post we are giving you details of broccoli’s ancestry which you may not know.

Birth of broccoli. Did you know that broccoli does not grow wild? Broccoli is a human invention. About 2,000 years ago the Etruscan population created broccoli; from wild cauliflowers they selected plants with the strongest sprouts and from it they created broccoli.

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Food myths

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Today we are going to look at some food myths which are ingrained in popular wisdom. Some are false but not all of them. Which is which? Let me confirm some and debunk others…

FALSE MYTHS
Fruit should not be eaten dessert. False. Fruit, due to its high sugar content, can only fattening if eaten in excess. Therefore you can eat at any time of the day. Moreover, vitamin C containing fruit allows greater absorption of iron ingested in the main dish.

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How to avoid getting a cold

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We usually get colds when there are sudden changes in temperature or when we are low on defenses. This is why we can win this battle by making sure our children eat well.

Firstly, it is very important to take antioxidant foods, because they are allowed to remove toxins and strengthen the body to prevent new invasions. Most recommended antioxidants are vitamin C-rich foods, which relieve the symptoms of a cold. Vitamin C-rich foods are citrus fruits, peppers, sprouts and broccoli.

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Broccoli for babies

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Many mothers wonder if their baby can eat broccoli. The answer is yes, and broccoli is a great source of vitamins and helps strengthen the immune system. Several studies point out that the sulphur in broccoli helps broaden babies’ palates. It is also a good way to get them used to eating healthy food from a young age. It is advisable to start introducing it in their diet after 8 months to reduce the risk of colic or gas. Always check with your pediatrician.

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Vegetables in the shopping basket

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Did you know that 16% of households are made up of couples with young children and 15% of couples with children of middle age? These figures have made us think; over a quarter of households in our country have children. Therefore we wanted to analyse what kind of food we keep in Spanish homes, what we buy and how our shopping basket has evolved.

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Broccoli during pregnancy

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The diet of a pregnant woman is something that all future Mums take very seriously because we know that everything that we eat will affect the development of our baby. Whatever it costs us at first, we can’t think only of ourselves, we have to begin to think about both of us.From suitable foods to consume during pregnancy, we will focus on the benefits  of broccoli, our favorite vegetable.

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Childhood obesity

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A few days ago we read a story that we wanted to share as we found it very interesting. The American Medical Association has conducted a study showing that U.S. childhood obesity has declined in the last 3 years. Obesity in children from 2 to 11 years old has fallen by 43%.

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Broccoli: a source of beauty

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Broccoli plays an important role in beauty. Using words that transport us to a famous advertising campaign, we can say that broccoli “cares for us on the inside and it shows on the outside”. This phrase doesn’t contain an empty promise, but perfectly sums up the message from Broccoli Passion that we want to share with anyone who is interested in looking after themselves.

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Eat broccoli and look after your health

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Broccoli, known for its richness in essential components of the human diet, such as vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Among the benefits of its consumption are: caring for your heart, the prevention of some kinds of cancer and cataracts, the strengthening of bones, fighting osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis, it protects against ulcers, its ideal for strengthening the immune system and helps fight and prevent birth defects. Some studies describe it as “the most nutritious vegetable per unit of weight of any food product”.

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