More Benefits from Eating Cruciferous Vegetables!

11 Apr

The health benefits that come with consuming cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, arugula, and collard greens, to name a few) don’t stop at possibly reducing your risk for several cancers. Here are a few other ways that these power-packed foods can improve your life:

  • Reduces the risk of vascular complications in diabetics.
  • Reduces the risk of diabetes.
  • Protects the body against UV damage to the skin and is considered and anti-aging agent.
  • Provides defense against cardiovascular disease.
  • Reduces the incidents of uterine fibroids.
  • Helps to enhance and sustain visual and auditory attention

Researchers continue to investigate the different ways cruciferous vegetables can help protect and improve the body, but with so many reasons on record already, there is more than enough incentive to put a few of these vegetables on your dinner plate.

In a roundtable interview from 2015, an interviewer asked actor Jon Voight, “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?” His response? Broccoli. While it may not have been the most glamorous response to a question that seemed to be looking for a more indulgent answer, it was one with wider-reaching implications. Broccoli is a food he knows can help keep him healthy so he can live the life he wants to live. Fortunately, no one has to survive on broccoli alone, but incorporating it into your diet can keep your body both healthy and efficient.

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