the best superfood is in every grocery store and is not expensive

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  1. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Because it's a superfood.
     
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  3. RioNapo Registered Member

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    broccoli obviously does not have every nutrient, but it is one of the few foods that contains some of each of the micronutrients minus vitamin A, b12, and certain amino acids. I forgot to mention vitamin A earlier, a vitamin that is found naturally in very few foods and best obtained from the sun. It is probably the best option because it is actually a better source of all the nutrients (except the above mentioned) than it is of calories, which means that even if it is relatively low in some of the nutrients it does have, you will consume enough and/or close to enough of most vital nutrients before you even reach daily calorie requirement. Not to say anyone would eat broccoli alone because that would not taste good, but even it's less abundant nutrients are close to or even more abundant than it's calorie supply.
     
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  5. RioNapo Registered Member

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    I actually read that a superfood is a kind of food that provides lots of nutrients but without lots of calories. That includes some fruits, especially berries as well as most green leafy vegetables.
     
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  7. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    I think the concept is nonsensical.
     
  8. RioNapo Registered Member

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    they are superfoods because they ensure optimal nutrition and don't just act as a meal, but act to provide substantial health benefits. many foods like potatoes, spaghetti , regular bread, beef and so on are foods that normally one would not consider as junk food, but they provide few nutrients each and lots of calories or sugars or fats. I just did a google search and the description was not much different, especially when looking at the wikipedia entry.
     
  9. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    It has Vitamin A, it's lacking in Vitamin D, which you make from sunshine.
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Broccoli could be everything you guys claim and I still would not eat it. It tastes bloody awful! I'll stick with meat, bread, fruits and chocolate, and take my supplements.
     
  11. RioNapo Registered Member

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    yes it does have vitamin a. in fact it has a lot of it. it's such a good source that to get enough vitamin A you will only consume a fraction of calories worth of broccoli and thats even with something else like dipping sauce.
     
  12. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    broccoli does tast super aweful but when cooked it is suprising how it goes from bitter aweful to a neutral taste like that of lettuce, or potatoes in that there is no bad taste especially with dressings, sauces ect yet at the same time all the nutrition power is not removed from the cooking. One cool thing I learned is that broccoli can prevent sun damage acting essentially as a sunblock. last year after eating broccoli I went out in the summer and took as much sun as I could and never got sun burnt once. Normally I would have gotten burnt a lot, but the broccoli apparently worked because I never burned instead i got really dark for taking sun in nonstop without consequense. I had to eat a lot of broccoli for it to result, but it worked. wierd but true. A google search would result in plenty info about broccoli's sun protective properties
     
  14. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    I know, that's why I corrected you. You posted that it was MINUS Vitamin A. Then you erroneously claimed that you get Vitamin A from the Sun etc etc

     
  15. RioNapo Registered Member

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    I accidentaly mixed up vitamin A with vitamin D. Vitamin A is the vitamin in very large amounts in broccoli, but in the form of beta carotene. that is responsible for a large amount of it's antioxidant properties. After looking for food sources of vitamin D I found out that sardines is not just a source of vitamin d but it is rich in it.
     
  16. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    My taste buds say just the opposite. I can tolerate fresh broccoli in a green salad, but cooked broccoli tastes like prison food. I feel the same way about most greens. When I make a salad (I lied, I force myself to gag my way through a salad several times a week) I use raw spinach as the major green. But I can't stand cooked spinach.
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  17. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    How about Horseradish?
     
  18. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    All a google search finds it that when a Broccoli Sprout extract is SMEARED on the skin it acts as a sun-block.

    No evidence that eating it does so though.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003968521_broccoli23.html?syndication=rss
     
  19. elte Valued Senior Member

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    I had some Amish-grown broccoli this summer that reminded me very much of the flavor of Husmans or Lays potato chips.
     
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  21. arauca Banned Banned

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    I pick them out from the garbage bin . They trow it out after the expiration date I pick them out for free.
     
  22. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Out of date Broccoli tastes absolutely disgusting.
    It is one vegetable that cannot be left.
    It needs to be fresh, green, and not overcooked.


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  23. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    Actually they said a green smear of broccoli-sprout extract works pretty good.

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