Why you should eat your cruciferous veggies!

What are cruciferous veggies, you ask?

Crucifer in Latin means “cross bearer”.  The cruciferous vegetables are those whose flowers are in the shape of a cross.  These vegetables include:  Arugula, Bok choy, Broccoli, Broccoli Rabe, Broccolini, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mache, Mustard Greens, Radish, Red Cabbage, Rutabaga, Turnips, Turnip Greens and Watercress.

Cruciferous vegetables are two times as powerful as other plants.  They are the most powerful anti-cancer foods found.  Cruciferous vegetables are the most nutrient dense of ALL vegetables.  Consuming cruciferous vegetables on a daily basis may significantly reduce your  risk of developing cancer, but also will increase your chance of survival after being diagnosed with cancer.

If you want to be strong (AND live a long life)…like Popeye, you have to eat your greens!!!! 🙂

Try this recipe…it is quite yummy!!!!

Doubly Delicious Greens

1 large bunch bok choy, chopped
1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (no salt)
2 cups shiitake and/or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning

Place bok choy, Swiss chard, onions, and garlic in a large steamer and steam until almost tender, about 10 minutes. In a large pot add tomatoes, mushrooms, steamed greens mixture, and seasoning. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serves 8.

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