Organic Health and Broccoli

It’s hard to get kids to eat their greens these days. You can speak to organic health practitioners and they can tell you how important it is to educate the kids. My son loves broccoli and I’m glad it isn’t hard to get him to eat them.

Just the presence of so many good qualities helps broccoli to combat many health problems. It contains components which fight deadly disease like cancer. Broccoli sprouts contains more cancer fighting elements in comparison to well-developed broccoli. Eating broccoli sprouts on regular basis prevents stomach cancer. It also minimizes your chance of gastritis and peptic ulcer. Your sun-damaged skin gets a sigh of relief as it protects your skin. This saves you from diseases like skin cancer. Your heart problems are reduced and chances of heart diseases slope down to minimal. I have heard stories from friends in the roadside assistance business and they told me their experience with eating this super vegetable.

If you want to improve cataract problems, have broccoli sprouts at least twice a week. Your chances of having cataract are reduced immensely. It builds your immune system if you have broccoli in small amounts. It spikes your system due to the presence of zinc and other required minerals. It should be considered as a boon for many pregnant women because it contains folic acid. This folic acid is quite rare due to which broccoli becomes very important. It helps in proper development of the fetus without any defects. It is very good to help you with rheumatoid arthritis. The richness of vitamin C in broccoli saves you from suffering pain by polyarthritis. It is great for asthma patients due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory factors. Many of your asthma problems are reversed by having broccoli. Deficiency of Vitamin C is the main cause of easy bruising. This deficiency is overcome by eating broccoli.

There are some home remedies for broccoli. I read that having par-boiled broccoli is very good to remove heartburn. Eating broccoli can help you to reduce the high sugar level too.

Organic Health Matters: Phytochemicals

In recent years scientists have discovered that foods contain “phytochemicals”, which is a fancy name for naturally occurring chemicals. This is not the same as nutrients, which we all know are the substances necessary for sustaining life. As a result, organic health experts continue to encourage the consumption of supplements with phytochemicals. This has even spread to the beauty industry as scientists unveil how phytochemicals can assist in anti aging.

Phytochemicals have properties that can aid in disease prevention and cures. Scientists have identified thousands of these chemicals in the foods we eat and a single serving of fruit or vegetables can contain as many as one hundred different phytochemicals. Some dieticians encourage their clients to include more fruits and vegetables in their diet due to the phytochemicals present in these fresh foods. You can even see phytochemical foods served in parties, celebrity engagements and social gatherings. It’s all done in the name of better health!

The most commonly known phytochemicals are the antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our cells from damage by toxic substances and free radicals (a by-product produced by our bodies which converts oxygen into energy). Free radicals can damage cells in our bodies which can lead to disease. Antioxidants protect the body from oxidation and reduce the risk of acquiring many common ailments.

Leading an Organic Health Lifestyle

If you are working towards a lifestyle of pure organic health, then you need to stay active or do something to keep fit. There are many other options to get active that don’t require running, weight lifting or other conventional ways to work out. Here are a few ideas to get active:

1) Turn up the Music at home and Dance
While you are doing your chores, putting up dishes, straightening up the kids’ rooms, or after you’ve been sitting around for too long, just play some of your favorite upbeat music and dance around in the house. Not only will you get your heart rate up, but you’ll also have more fun doing some of those chores. That might be a natural approach to searching for the best diet pills.

2) Do Some Gardening
When the weather is nice, just get out there and plant some flowers. Or you could start a little vegetable garden, trim some hedges, cut the grass, or plant a tree. You get the idea. Just get out there, enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, and play in the dirt. Yes, this actually counts as exercise in our book.

3) Invite a friend for a walk
Take a walk and invite a friend to come along. Iíve had some of the best conversations while on a walk. Getting to chat with a friend makes the time fly by and before you know it youíve been walking for 30 minutes.

4) Sign up for a Pilates Class
Consider starting a pilates class. Both of these workouts are pretty low impact and wonít leave you sweaty and sore (mostly). You may also enjoy meeting some new people in the class.

5) Go for a Bike Ride
This has to be my favourite! Take the entire family on a bike ride. You can ride through your neighborhood in the evenings or plan a longer trip for the weekend. Pack a picnic for extra fun and start peddling.

With these activities, you will be closer to leading an organic health lifestyle!