23 Mar Superstar Veggies That Fight Cancer And Taste Awesome
Once you’re committed to eating healthy, a garden of opportunity awaits. Veggies are a staple of healthy eating, and certain vegetables possess amazing cancer-fighting properties.
These superpowered health foods are called cruciferous vegetables, and studies have shown that they inhibit the proliferation of tested cancer cell lines.
In 1996, the medical journal, Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, published a landmark study on cruciferous vegetables and cancer. After compiling and reviewing a total of 94 different studies, the authors had this to say: “A high consumption of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a decreased risk of cancer. This association appears to be most consistent for lung, stomach, colon, and rectal cancer and least consistent for prostatic, endometrial, and ovarian cancer.”
Here are some examples of cruciferous vegetables:
- Bok choy
- Mustard greens
- Brussels sprouts
- Red cabbage
- Turnip greens
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in indole-3-carbinol, a substance that supports detoxification and can greatly reduce the risk of breast, colon, and lung cancer.
These vegetables can be eaten raw, lightly steamed, or sautéed—it’s really up to you! Their benefits are unique and cannot be replicated by taking any one preformed compound or supplement.
Try out this quick and easy bonus recipe packed with nutrients.
- 1 ½ large whole organic broccoli bunches washed, drained, chopped in 1″ pieces
- ½ small red onion, finely chopped
- 6 pieces of crispy bacon, crumbled
- 1 cup organic sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup golden raisins
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
- ½ cup mayonnaise with olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey, organic cane sugar, or Sucanat4* sugar cane sweetener
- 1 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Simply combine all four dressing ingredients, mix thoroughly and refrigerate. Once chilled, toss dressing over salad, refrigerate 2 hours before enjoying.
What are some of your favorite dishes to rack up those servings of this essential food group? Let us know in the comments below!