Can Cruciferous Veggies Prevent Cancer?


I joke that I hibernated last winter after the new year because I was knee-deep in research for my new cookbook. After finally coming back to life in the spring (and a finishing my manuscript!), there were a few foods that I realized I’d read OVER and OVER in the hundreds of research articles when it came to ones with the greatest known impact on health:  leafy greens, berries, omega-3s, and cruciferous vegetables. 

Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower have unique compounds not found in other produce. Some compelling research associates these foods with decreasing cancer risk AND possibly using to treat cancer.

Check out my latest article for Cooking Light, where I break down the research to show you just how “healthy” these foods truly are: Can Cruciferous Vegetables Cure Cancer? Here’s What Our Dietitian Says.

Looking for some good recipes to incorporate these cruciferous vegetables? Check out a few of my favorites:

Asian Chicken & Broccoli Salad

What are your favorite cruciferous veggies?

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