A Nutritional Bargain You Can’t Afford to Miss!! On Sale at Your Local Grocer

Most people correctly name broccoli and cabbage as cruciferous veggies.  That’s great because these veggies are well known nutritional superstars.  Check out this list of though because there are MANY, MANY ways to eat your cruciferous veggies folks!

 

Cruciferous Vegetables

•Arugula

•Bok choy

•Broccoli

•Brussels sprouts

•Cabbage

•Cauliflower

•Chinese cabbage

•Collard greens

•Daikon radish

•Horseradish

•Kale

•Kohlrabi

•Land cress

•Mustard greens

•Radish

•Rutabaga

•Shepherd’s purse

•Turnip

•Watercress

 

LIKE I SAID, A NUTRITIONAL BARGAIN YOU CANT MISS!

 

Cruciferous veggies are nutritional powerhouse foods.  They contain large amounts of bioavailable Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Manganese and Vitamin K.  They also contain plenty of other micronutrients as well but in slightly smaller amounts.  I cover these veggies at almost every cooking class because of this!

 

Cruciferous veggies also contain 25% of your daily protein needs in about 3 cups of food.  Yep, that’s a great ratio!  Adding a cup or two of these veggies to dinner or lunch is a great way to add extremely digestible protein to your diet.

 

Need more?  These veggies also contain loads of fiber.  You can easily consume between 25-50% of your daily fiber needs in roughly 100 calories worth of cruciferous veggies.  That’s not much by the way, maybe a cup or so of Brussels sprouts or cauliflower.

 

The best news is that you can find these wonderfully beneficial veggies in your local grocery store.  I always recommend buying organic produce because it will not have any pesticide residues and was likely grown in soil with higher nutrient value but because these vegetables are so hearty most are amongst the least sprayed veggies so conventional is ok too.

 

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Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+

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