Test your nutrition IQ: Broccoli's bad rap
By Sam McManis
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If it's not then-President George H.W. Bush disparaging broccoli, it's Homer Simpson getting killed by eating a sprout on "The Simpsons."
Clearly, broccoli needs a better agent. Take our quiz about the positives of this member of the cabbage family.
1 A recent study by London researchers found that the compound sulforaphane found in broccoli activates a protein that reduces inflammation ... where?
2 University of Illinois researchers found that broccoli with enhanced bioactive contents helps detoxify enzymes and might result in what breakthrough?
3 Broccoli sprouts, according to UCLA researchers, can reduce the incidence of which condition?
4 In addition to helping reverse heart damage in diabetics, according to researchers in Britain, broccoli consumption helps people suffering from what?
5 According to the Web site www.groovy vegetarian.com, Tom "Broccoli" Landers holds the world record for eating a pound of broccoli in how many seconds?
ANSWERS: 1: b; 2: a; 3: b; 4: c; 5: c
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