For years now, Kale has been hailed as the front person, for the super food bonanza. But their friends bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower have started flexing their super muscles. These vegetables are all known as Crucifers.
“Cruciferous vegetables are among the most nutritious because they are rich in several vitamins and minerals, plus they contain unique disease-fighting compounds,” says Maxine Siegel, who heads Consumer Reports’ food-testing department. - Washington Post
These vegetables are the most common dietary sources of glucosinolates, a natural cancer fighting compound, that has been found to reduce your risk of breast, colon, kidney and oral cancer.
They are also packed full of fiber, folate, potassium and vitamins C, E and K, which help control inflammation and protect against heart disease.
Don't be scared to hit up the cauliflower at the next veggie tray, or to take a trip to brussels. Or, try roasting all these vegetables together for a super side dish, that may in fact give you super powers.
Best part... they all taste amazing.