I cook pretty good broccoli. It is famous in some circles. However I may change the way I cook it. When I cook a pot of broccoli, some at the bottom of the pot is sort of boiled, and some at the top is sort of steamed. I may start steaming all of my broccoli. This process is supposed to preserve more nutrients. Hopefully the more nutrients and phytochemicals I eat, the healthier I’ll be. I just hope the new way of cooking it makes it taste as good as the old way.
DNA repair is an interesting subject to me. This article says that naringenin, a flavonoid found in grapefruit and oranges, may help with DNA repair. This article says folic acid might help with DNA repair. And of course cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower contain indole-3-carbinol (and sulforaphane?) which might help with DNA repair and prevent some forms of cancer. Of course you can read more about this subject elsewhere.
Here is an article that discusses calorie restriction and metabolism. This may be rehashing what we have previously discussed, but the article suggests that a leaner body is more effective in lowering the risk of cancer than a body containing more fat. Of course, in many ways it is difficult to separate a lean body from calorie consumption.
Here is an article that discusses how we might improve our health by using certain spices. And here is a National Library of Medicine page that provides detailed information about many more herbs and spices.
Maybe some people can’t consume foods that contain tannins. In many ways, though, that’s too bad. Those foods, like beans, berries, spices, fruits, and nuts are some of the healthiest foods you can eat, allergy aside. If I couldn’t eat those foods, I don’t know what I would do. I guess I’m lucky that so far I am not allergic to tannins. Maybe someone could work on a cure for allergy to tannins.
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