Have you ever heard the term cruciferous and wondered what that word means?
Cruciferous Vegetables are the healthiest vegetables that are in a category of their own.
Cruciferous vegetables are higher in fiber and other important nutrients than your standard, iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomato.
Eating a low fiber diet can be dangerous for certain people. A lack of fiber can mean an unhealthy digestive system, which can lead to both short and long-term problems.
Also, people who do not consume the proper amount of fiber are at higher risk of colon cancer, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and diverticulosis.
Some examples of cruciferous vegetables are: kale, broccoli, arugula, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, turnip and even radishes.
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts have the most healthy plant omega-3s, as one cup of broccoli contributes about 200 milligrams, and one cup of Brussels sprouts about 260 milligrams?
You may be wondering why omega – 3s are important
The benefits of vegan omega 3 supplements
Help improve brain performance
Omega 3s can help fight inflammation
Omega 3s Can Fight Depression and Anxiety
Can promote brain health during pregnancy and early years
Other nutrients you can expect to receive from these plant foods are folate and vitamin K.
The darker or most colorful the vegetable, the higher in nutrients.
Dark green cruciferous for example also contain Vitamins A and C and contain phytonutrients, which are plant-based compounds, as stated above, may help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer as well as heart disease.
I don’t know about you, but cancer and heart disease are not things I want to risk my life with and I would prefer to do everything I can to avoid them.
Eating cruciferous vegetables daily can be a real “life saver.”
Choosing to eat a few servings of cruciferous vegetables every day will also help you feel more satisfied and less likely to over eat. Now that’s a BONUS I can stand behind.
Have a Very Veggie Day!
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