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2009-01-20 15:06:22

A British family said a 4-inch lizard they discovered hiding among broccoli purchased at the grocery store has become a beloved member of the family. Paula Walsh said she and her partner, Jez Allen, decided to keep the gecko after Walsh's daughter discovered it among the broccoli after they returned to their Meole Brace, England, home from supermarket Tesco, the BBC reported My daughter had been cutting the broccoli for lunch when she screamed, 'Mum come quick, come quick -- there's...

2008-12-25 21:32:47

U.S. researchers have discovered a cellular process that explains how cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli work to prevent breast cancer. Breast cancer can be protected against by eating cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and near relatives of cabbage such as broccoli and cauliflower, first author Olga Azarenko of the University of California in Santa Barbara said in a statement. These vegetables contain compounds called isothiocyanates which we believe to be responsible for the...

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2008-12-23 14:53:44

Women should go for the broccoli when the relish tray comes around during holiday celebrations this season. While it has been known for some time that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, can help prevent breast cancer, the mechanism by which the active substances in these vegetables inhibit cell proliferation was unknown "” until now. Scientists in the UC Santa Barbara laboratories of Leslie Wilson, professor of biochemistry and pharmacology, and...

2008-08-12 00:00:11

By Rebecca Hardy Take one Michelin-starred chef, add a dose of nutritional science. The result? Health food as you've never seen it. Michelin-starred chef Chris Horridgeis mixing a carrot puree in front of me. Telling me to note the "amazing explosion of flavours", he hands me a spoonful, after adding coriander. "We're looking at ways to create it with uncooked carrots so we can keep the live enzymes. If we can, we're on to a winner," he says. Next comes a spoonful of seeds - sunflower,...

2008-08-11 12:00:00

By Carole Goldberg When Nora Ephron wrote her bitterly comic novel Heartburn and threw in a few recipes to sweeten the effect, she was devising a recipe for other authors to follow. Since then, novelists including Jan Karon, Laura Esquivel and Diane Mott Davidson have made food an essential ingredient of their books and included recipes for the avid reader. We can now, happily, add Lara Vapnyar to that list. And more important, we also can note that Vapnyar is one of the increasingly...

2008-08-07 06:00:10

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent NOW there is another good reason to eat your greens. Broccoli, the superfood already credited with the potential to fight cancer, cataracts and stomach ulcers, has been found to aid diabetics. Researchers believe a compound in the vegetable could reverse the negative effects of diabetes on the heart. While studies are at an early stage, scientists believe broccoli could be a significant weapon in the battle against heart disease. Diabetes raises...

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2008-08-06 15:50:00

New research suggests that eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels. A research team from the University of Warwick believes the key is a compound found in the vegetable, called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane encourages production of enzymes which protect the blood vessels, and a reduction in high levels of molecules which cause significant cell damage. Brassica vegetables such as broccoli have previously been linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and...

2008-07-13 06:00:09

By Carole Goldberg, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 13--When Nora Ephron wrote her bitterly comic novel "Heartburn" and threw in a few recipes to sweeten the effect, she was devising a recipe for other authors to follow. Since then, novelists including Jan Karon, Laura Esquivel and Diane Mott Davidson have made food an essential ingredient of their books and included recipes for the avid reader. We can now, happily, add Lara Vapnyar to that list. And more important, we also can note...

2008-07-07 18:00:00

BROCCOLI may combat prostate cancer by altering the activity levels of genes involved in tumour growth, a study has shown. Scientists made the discovery after adding either peas or broccoli to the normal diets of two groups of men for a year. During the study tissue samples were removed from the men's prostate glands and analysed to gauge the activity of thousands of genes. The results showed a broccoli-rich diet produced changes in gene activity, or expression, that were likely to...

2008-07-03 00:00:27

Broccoli may combat prostate cancer by altering the activity levels of genes involved in tumour growth, a ground-breaking study has shown. Scientists made the discovery after adding either peas or broccoli to the normal diets of two groups of men for a year. During the study tissue samples were removed from the men's prostate glands and analysed using "gene chip" technology to gauge the activity of thousands of genes. The results showed that a broccoli-rich diet produced changes in gene...


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2009-04-28 15:35:18

Brassica oleracea is indigenous to the coastal areas of southern and western Europe and is often referred to as Wild Mustard. It is tolerant of salt and lime in the soil of its native lands. The plant grows tall and blooms biennially. Large sturdy leaves act as water storage. Once the plant is two years old a tall stem measuring 3 - 7 feet in height grows bearing a cluster of yellow flowers. This plant is flush with nutrients like vitamin C. Cultivars of this plant are categorized into...

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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.