Broccoli coffee: Is this new weight loss trick worth trying?

Broccoli coffee: Is this new weight loss...

 


With an increasing obsession about healthy eating, something new comes up every other day and this time, it is broccoli coffee. The concept of broccoli coffee was developed by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Hort innovation in Australia.
According to a research, an average person in Australia does not eat enough vegetables every day and broccoli powder may prove to be a great idea to help address this problem, along with the problem of weight loss.
How is it made?
Making broccoli coffee is simple. Broccoli is dried and grounded into a fine powder. This powder can be added to your coffee to get all the health benefits of broccoli. One serving of vegetable is equal to two tablespoons of broccoli powder. This is also a great way to eat those green vegetables that we don’t really enjoy eating.
Benefits
Broccoli protects you from heart disease, cancer and promotes weight loss. Also, coffee is something that people drink daily and that is why, adding the powder to coffee makes complete sense. But if you can’t just add this powder to your coffee, you can simply add this to your smoothies, fruits, oats or salads.

Broccoli and weight loss
Not only low in calories, broccoli is also packed with essential nutrients and fibre, which gives you a feeling of fullness. Micronutrients present in it support weight loss by breaking down fats.
One cup of this green veggie provides you with 100 per cent Vitamin C and Vitamin K you need on a daily basis. According to an article published in The Journal of Nutrition in 2017, less fat is burned in people who have low levels of vitamin C and people who consume a higher amount of vitamin C usually weigh less than those who don’t. It is also a good source of folate, vitamin A, vitamin B-6 and potassium.
Low energy density foods are an important part of a weight loss programme and broccoli is one of them. These foods have few calories per gram of food and thus, you can consume their large portions and still restrict calories. It is full of water and fibre, of which 90 per cent is water. Fibre absorbs water and expands and thus, keeps you fuller for longer and stops you from bingeing. This green veggie is also a good source of phytochemicals, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, which are said to lower body weight. Weight loss supporting nutrients like vitamin C, chromium and calcium are also present in broccoli.

 


PostedOn: 13 Jun 2018 Total Views: 14321




Organic and environmental friendly choco...

Organic and environmental friendly chocolates

Dana Mroueh’s chocolate factory is a rarity for Ivory Coast and not only because the world’s top has cocoa grower produced precious little finished chocolate. In the middle of the floor of her company Mon Choco’s factory sits a grinding bike, surrounded by trays of carefully sorted...

14 Mar 2019

Extra sleep on the weekend does not help

Extra sleep on the weekend does not help

If you are someone who believes in catching up on your lost sleep on the weekends, a recent study suggests that it doesn’t work that way. In fact, on some health measures, trying to play catch-up for a few days and then returning to poor sleep habits makes things worse. "Our findings suggest t...

02 Mar 2019

It’s chicken pox season

It’s chicken pox season

“Mom, look at this bubble on my belly,” said seven-year-old Snigdha rushing to her mother. “I feel itchy though,” she continued. That was enough to make alarm bells ring and a consultation with the family doctor confirmed the fears of chicken pox. The mandatory one-week rest ...

28 Feb 2019

Paper sensors to monitor blood sugar for...

Paper sensors to monitor blood sugar for diabetic

Scientists have developed disposable paper-based sensors that can measure glucose concentrations in saliva, paving the way for a pain-free alternative to diabetic for monitoring their blood sugar levels daily. Strips of pH-sensitive paper are commonly used to test whether a liquid is acidic or alkal...

28 Dec 2018

Brain stimulation may relieve depression...

Brain stimulation may relieve depression symptoms:...

According to a study, analysing the stimulation of the brain functions might relieve depression symptoms in people. For the study, the researchers at the University of California recruited 25 patients, who reported minimal to severe symptoms of depression, and asked them to report their mood several...

01 Dec 2018

Study: High carb, low-protein diet may l...

Study: High carb, low-protein diet may lead to bet...

According to the news trend in health eating, it is noticed that low-carb and high-protein diets are ruling the roost, as they are considered healthy and perfect for weight loss. However, as per a particular study published in the Journal Cell Reports is stating something different. The team of rese...

27 Nov 2018

Health research body to conduct trials o...

Health research body to conduct trials on Zika vac...

The ICMR will be taking up the second phase of trials to assess the efficacy of the vaccine and determine its side effects. Earlier this year, a Zika virus was reported in parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Following this, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will be conducting...

24 Nov 2018

Six surprising drug interactions you sho...

Six surprising drug interactions you should know a...

As the UK population grows older, more and more people are using a combination of drugs to treat multiple conditions. This can lead to interactions and side effects that we all need to be aware of. Not only can drugs interact with each other, they can also interact with food and drink, as well as po...

23 Nov 2018