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    Thumbs up vegetables or not?


    currently on my 3rd week of cutting, down 10lbs, i have not been

    eating alot of veggies, but i have been drinking about a 3quarts of green tea daily.

    would adding vegetables speed up the weightloss or am i getting enough anti-oxidants from the

    green-tea?

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    Add vegetables, you need the fiber and nutrients. Add a cup or 2 of broccolli a day and you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    Add vegetables, you need the fiber and nutrients. Add a cup or 2 of broccolli a day and you should be fine.
    Agreed, broccoli is a key compenent of a cutting diet.
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    outta curiosity, what makes broccoli so different and unique in a cutting diet? are there not other sources for the same ingredients?
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    Asparagus is about as close to broccoli as you can get. I know its packed witih protein, fiber, and low carbs, plus full of nutrients and anti-oxidants. Thats all I really know about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    Asparagus is about as close to broccoli as you can get. I know its packed witih protein, fiber, and low carbs, plus full of nutrients and anti-oxidants. Thats all I really know about it.
    Asparagi are full of iron. I dont digest em very well. Broccoli have a lot of anti-oxidants... Do a search, I dont remember why they are so good, but they are

    Anyway u need some fibers every day wheather u are cutting or bulking.
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    Broccoli is better cooked or not cooked?
    or doesn't really matter...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deoudes59
    Broccoli is better cooked or not cooked?
    or doesn't really matter...?
    Uhm I never heard of them raw. Boiled should be fine. As most vegetables, u can make a mix of broccoli, carrots and red potatos with just a few oil and salt.
    I like a LOT of salt on broccoli.
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    steamed broccoli is the bomb, its pretty good with no salt imo, but marinated chicken (Olive Oil % Vinegar) + broccoli + yams or maybe throw in some black eyed peas = my fav meal. Can't skimp on those veggies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syr
    Asparagi are full of iron. I dont digest em very well. Broccoli have a lot of anti-oxidants... Do a search, I dont remember why they are so good, but they are

    Anyway u need some fibers every day wheather u are cutting or bulking.
    fiber and anti-oxidants can be found elsewhere. basically, what i'm getting at is that i've noticed more fat loss once i traded out broccoli for various beans. the fiber content is higher.
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    deoudes59 to answer your question about being cooked or uncooked: when you cook the broccoli it breaks it down allowing you to injest more than if you were eating raw brocoli.
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    I would think that would apply to all foods, but I heard cooked eggs are the same as raw eggs (no protein loss).

    I'm keeping it raw though.
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    If you steam it, you get all the extra nutrients and keep the anti-oxidants. Cooking it gets rid of the nutrients and anti-oxidants. I'm pretty sure... Ima look it up right now.

    http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=64
    http://naturalhealthcare.ca/nutritio...id=12&sac=view

    There we go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    fiber and anti-oxidants can be found elsewhere. basically, what i'm getting at is that i've noticed more fat loss once i traded out broccoli for various beans. the fiber content is higher.
    Word to the legumes. Extra lean turkey chili (loaded with beans) is a staple of my diet.

    There are some broccoli nazis out there, I'd like to hear the rational behind it myself. I think it tastes kinda ass...
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    My broccoli seems to taste like Low Fat Ranch Dressing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    Word to the legumes. Extra lean turkey chili (loaded with beans) is a staple of my diet.

    There are some broccoli nazis out there, I'd like to hear the rational behind it myself. I think it tastes kinda ass...
    broccoli nazis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    outta curiosity, what makes broccoli so different and unique in a cutting diet? are there not other sources for the same ingredients?
    Its has a superb nutritional profile containing many vits/mins etc but aside from that it also contains Indole 3 a potent cancer fighter and i believe it also has some anti estrogenic qualities...

    Lots of info on broccoli here: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?t...odspice&dbid=9
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