Why We All Need Cruciferous Veggies
Ok, here’s our shot at getting you to commit to eating a really important type of food on the daily: Cruciferous Veggies. And not just one serving, but two to three. We’re giving you the what-why along with ways to do it that keep things delicious and mega-nourishing at the same time. There’s also a free blend offer at the end of this nutrition-geek rainbow, so let’s get this ride going!
Meet the Cruciferous Family
Several common vegetables belong to the cabbage family (genus Brassica). The edible members of this family are called cruciferous vegetables because their four-petaled flowers look like a crucifer (or cross). Cruciferous vegetables are high in Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin B9 (folate), Potassium, Selenium, Phytochemicals.
There are about 15 veggies in the Cruciferous tribe. Our top picks include:
Broccoli (full plant & sprouts) – these are our #1
Collard and mustard greens
The Big Benefits of Cruciferous VeggiesSo many reasons to love them even if their taste isn't your thing:
- May help in the fight against cancer
- Reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes
- Lower inflammation
- Positively affects the gut microbiome
- Boost liver detoxification
- Lowers cholesterol
- Helps to protect the brain and enhance brain function
We’re REALLY excited about research studies that have shown a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables may lower rates of a variety of cancers, including breast, pancreatic, bladder, lung, prostate and colon cancer. One reason why, is that Cruciferous vegetables have significant amounts of sulforaphane, which has shown in studies to have anti-cancer properties.
Crucifers may also help to counteract cancer-causing nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are found in charred, cured or barbecued fish or meats Add salad like this one to your next BBQ fare: Oh She Glows Salad.
Blended For Your Daily Dose
Our Greens Immunity Soup has TWO full servings of cruciferous veggies in each pack thanks to its broccoli & cauliflower.
Other blends that help you get your daily servings include: