Like many whole foods, broccoli is packed with soluble fiber that draws cholesterol out of your body. This is because the fiber in broccoli helps bind with bile acids in the digestive tract. This makes excreting cholesterol out of our body easy.
According to a research by the Institute of Food Research, a particular variety of broccoli can help reduce the blood LDL-cholesterol levels by 6 per cent.
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tbsp boiled macaroni
1/4 cup soaked and chopped sun-dried tomatoes
salt and black pepper (kalimirch)to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the carrots and saute on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the broccoli, macaroni, 4 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the sun-dried tomatoes and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot
- You can garnish with cheese too.