How do you think you’re going to die?
Not to get morbid, but we’ve all thought about it.
In my experience, most guys say they’d want to die either respectably or peacefully.
Maybe while fighting a beast to save a child. Or on your deathbed at 96 next to your loved ones.
But falling over at the dinner table from a heart condition is not a preferable death that comes up often.
Sadly, some guys accept that this will be their fate because heart disease is often blamed 100% on genetics.
But research is increasingly showing that there’s much more at play than genetics.
A study from the University of Western Australia has shown that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts is associated with improved blood vessel health.
Although vegetables being good for you isn’t exactly 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.