Originally Posted by Kathy13118
I've been eating a lot of broccoli lately (kind of tired of it now). I usually buy the florets, frozen. It's amazing what a nice hefty-looking bag of frozen vegetables produces, once the contents have been cooked. I can smoosh that cooked broccoli into a cup measure and wonder at how small it got...
Cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, should only be eaten cooked if you have a slow metabolism.
Eating raw cruciferous vegetables actually suppresses your thyroid's hormone production, creating fatigue, coldness in your body and a slowing of your metabolism. Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, radishes, rutabagas and turnips.