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Celebrate Food Day with an Easy and Prostate Healthy Veggie Dish for Men

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October 24th marks the first annual Food Day celebration initiated by the Center for Science in The Public Interest (CSPI). Among the top goals of Food Day is to reduce diet-related disease through healthy vegetable dishes. To celebrate Food Day, you can begin by turning your meat-eater into a veggie-eater with an easy, tasty and prostate healthy veggie dish that your veggie hating guy is sure to enjoy from the benefits of both good taste and a healthy prostate this Food Day.

If there was ever a candidate vegetable for being the official Food Day vegetable, it would have to go to the lowly Brussels sprouts. Bad childhood memories of a vegetable that was typically cooked in the worst imaginable way (boiling) has probably turned more boys-grown-to-men away from vegetables than any other. However, as it turns out, cooking Brussels sprouts the correct way can lead to a tasty dish that can erase some of those bad memories and put plants back on a guy’s plate and help prevent prostate cancer to boot.

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Brussels sprouts have been attributed by scientists as among the top cancer-preventing and cancer-reducing vegetables known to man. Eating Brussels sprouts and related veggies such as broccoli have been found to cause the human body to produce a chemical known as indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which has been found to have cancer fighting properties and the ability to block existing cancer cells from proliferating.

To learn more about the health benefits of cruciferous plants such as Brussels sprouts and Broccoli see eMaxHealth's coverage Best Broccoli Health Benefits Come From Whole Plant, Not Supplemental Vitamins.

Food Day Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe for a Healthy Prostate
1 pound of Brussels sprouts rinsed and dried with ends trimmed
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
1 pound of small, whole, button mushrooms rinsed and dried

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with cast iron frying pan in oven.
2. Place all ingredients in large bowl and stir to mix well and adequately coat the sprouts and mushrooms with oil.
3. Dump ingredients in pre-warmed cast iron pan and place on top oven rack and allow to roast for 20 minutes.
4. Stir the ingredients and allow to roast for 10 more minutes.
5. The sprouts should be lightly browned and the mushrooms tender and fragrant.
6. Spear the mushrooms and Brussels sprouts one-each together on a toothpick and serve. The mushroom is a good complement for giving a meat-like flavor with each bite of Brussels sprouts.