The Brain on Broccoli

For some, hearing the word “broccoli” conjures up horrific childhood memories of a brownish colored overcooked pile of mush in an untouched corner of a school lunch tray that could only be salvaged with gallons of melted cheese and butter. Some of us might also remember sitting at the family dinner table long after everybody else had finished – confined at the table because that dreaded broccoli was keeping you out of the “clean-plate-club.” Hopefully most of us have been able to move past those memories and have since embraced broccoli with the appreciation it deserves as a crunchy, bright green vegetable that tastes great and is extremely good for your health.

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