How do you think you’re going to die?
It’s a morbid question, but we’ve all thought about it.
In my experience, most men want to go peacefully at an old agin.
Falling over at the dinner table from a heart attack does NOT come up as an answer.
But the statistics show heart complications are the number one way a man will die.
Sadly, some men accept this fate and blame it on their genetics.
But research is increasingly showing that there’s much more at play than your genes.
A study from the University of Western Australia showed that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts is associated with improved blood vessel health.
Although vegetables being good for you isn’t ground-breaking, this study has uncovered one of the main reasons they’re good for you, which was always less clear than our parents would admit.
The study used data from 684 Australians and found that the ones who ate more cruciferous vegetables had less calcium buildup in their aorta. [R]
This reduction in calcium improves blood flow and prevents heart disease.
If the thought of adding greens to your diet doesn’t sound appealing or if you have picky eaters in your family, don’t fret.
It turns out, that the dislike for vegetables is more related to how they’re prepared than the taste of vegetables themselves.
A colleague of mine recalls absolutely hating brussels sprouts… Until he worked under a chef who knew how to roast them.
So, with a bit of experimenting, you’ll find some preparations and pairings that will have the whole family gobbling up broccoli like its candy…
And your heart thanking you.