Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are a diversified group of veggies which grow is all different shapes, sizes and colors.  Vegetables included in this group are arugula, bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, radishes and watercress.  They have a substantial list of nutritional benefits.  These veggies are rich in phytonutrients;  plant-based aggregates that reduce the risk of cancer and decrease inflammation.  Cruciferous veggies are well-supplied with vitamin A, C (dark green) and K.  They are rich in folate and fiber but low in calories.  This combination appeases your appetite, leaving you sated.

Interesting fact:  The Latin cruciferae means “cross bearing,” because their four petals mirror a cross.



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