Cruciferous Vegetables and Health Benefits

yes1Let’s talk cruciferous vegetables and why we love them and use them daily here at Raw Juice Guru, these are some of the cruciferous vegetables:

ARUGULA
-Cancer-fighting properties from phytochemicals
-Vitamins A, B-6, C, K, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, which help with everything from bone formation, neurological health + detoxification
-Metabolism-controlling minerals such as copper and iron

BOK CHOY
-Omega-3s for brain function and anti-inflammatory properties
-High levels of vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin known for bone health and lowering inflammation
-Zinc, which helps to regulate hormones
Antioxidant support from vitamins A and C and flavonoids

BROCCOLI
-fiber content for digestive support + cholesterol-lowering benefits
-Anti-inflammatory, pro-detox + antioxidant benefits for cancer-fighting
-B complex vitamins linked to cardiovascular health

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
-Fiber content contributes to digestive support + cholesterol-lowering benefits
-High in detoxifying + cancer-fighting glucosinolates phytonutrients
-Elements in sprouts linked to improved DNA stability

CAULIFLOWER
-Detoxifying phytonutrients + antioxidant benefits from vitamin C + manganese, lower chronic stress + risk of cancer
-Excellent source of anti-inflammatory vitamin K
-High fiber content for digestive support

COLLARD GREENS
-Best of the cruciferous for cholesterol-lowering benefits by binding bile in digestive track, making it easier to exit the body
-Cancer-fighting glucosinolates support detox + anti-inflammatory systems

KALE
– b vitamin folate is key for brain development
-fiber + protein content manage hunger + satiate
-Lutein + zeaxanthin, nutrients protect against macular degeneration

MUSTARD GREENS
-High-fiber for gut health
-Vitamin K for bone development + limiting neuronal brain damage
-Indoles inhibit cancer-cell growth

RADISHES
-This detoxifying diuretic increases urine production
-High levels of vitamin C and anthocyanins may inhibit cancer-cell growth
– B + C vitamins, zinc, phosphorus + high water content benefit the skin health + appearance

TURNIPS
– B vitamins help promote healthy liver, skin, eyes + hair
-Calcium for bone, muscle + nervous system health
-Indoles inhibit cancer-cell growth

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