Most people will have heard of cruciferous vegetable and how they have cancer fighting properties!
Cruciferous vegetables are part of the Cruciferae family, which also include Brassicas as well as other types of vegetables. There are a number of specific sections of plants that are eaten, from the flower heads (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower), to the roots (i.e. kohlrabi), to the leaves (i.e. kale).
Cruciferous vegetables include:
So what makes cruciferous vegetables so amazing? They are amazing, because they contain sulforaphane, which is a phytochemical (technical bit over) and this is abundant in cruciferous vegetables.
There are many benefits to eating cruciferous vegetables, John Hopkins researcher Paul Talalay and colleagues , discovered some of these benefits.
The Top Ten Reasons For Eating Cruciferous Vegetables:
The benefits of eating sulforaphane rich cruciferous vegetables are not limited to the ten listed above. If you want to experience the goodness and reap the benefits that nature’s harvest has to offer, then add some cruciferous vegetables to your diet, on a daily basis.
A Powerhouse Kale Drink to try:
Chop up the kale or buy pre chopped kale and the pear
Pop into the Nutribullet or similar machine
Add the liquid
Serve with ice if preferred
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