Many health professionals now recommended increasing intake of vegetables from the cruciferous family. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, rutabaga and turnips all provide vitamins and fiber and are renowned for their cancer-fighting properties, especially against prostate and breast cancer. But not everyone enjoys them. You can help keep your diet healthful and your taste buds interested by adding cruciferous vegetables to other foods you enjoy:
- Try mustard greens and sun-dried tomatoes on pizza.
- Add cauliflower to curries or collard greens to stir-fries.
- Roast Brussels sprouts and turnips as a side dish - garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and cracked pepper.
- Break cauliflower into small pieces and roast for snacking, as an alternative to popcorn.
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