It is amazing how many people don’t eat vegetables because of childhood memories of them being boiled to within an inch of soup! All vegetables are an important source of antioxidants and therefore fight free radicals and oxidative stress. They provide the vitamins we need for cofactors, for many important processes in our body, such as energy production and detoxification. Broccoli alone has many antioxidant and protective qualities. It contains sulforophanes that ramp up our own production of antioxidants via a mechanism called the NRF2 pathway. Let’s not worry about the complicated names so much, all you need to know is that it as a double whammy effect of not only supplying antioxidants from us eating it, but also triggers our own antioxidant defence from within. So get creative! it doesn’t just have to be boiled half to death, steam it, juice it or stir fry it as shown here! Add in a good portion of protein with it such as the hallloumi cheese, or perhaps an alternative of your own choice such as some salmon or chicken.