2 August 2006
The Food Guys:
Donít Ban Broccoli from Your Daily Diet
By Debra Goodwin and Al Harris
A recent international report contends that simple changes in diet
could help prevent 3 to 4 million cases of cancer annually. Experts generally agree that diets rich in a variety of fruits and
vegetables help reduce the risk of several cancers, but according to the American Institute of Cancer Research, vegetables
from the Brassica family, such as broccoli, cauliflower and kale, are particularly beneficial in providing chemoprotection
Remember when President George Herbert Walker Bush proclaimed, ďI do not like
broccoli. And I havenít liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me
eat it. And Iím President of the United States and Iím not going to eat any more
broccoliĒ? That statement initiated the White House ban on broccoli until
President Bill Clinton reinstated the vegetable at his inaugural dinner.
President Bush obviously was not aware of broccoliís nutritional benefits.
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