Superfoods to the Rescue, Brian Johnson

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“Among the healthiest of the superfoods are the cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale. (Cruciferous doesn’t refer to a property of the vegetables but rather to the petals of the plants, which grow in the shape of a cross.) High in fiber and antioxidants as well as phytonutrients, cruciferous vegetables activate the Nrf2 detox system inside cells and turn on the longevity genes.” ~Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. from One Spirit Medicine

Here’s how Joel Fuhrman, MD describes their benefits in Super Immunity: “Cruciferous vegetables are twice as powerful as other plant foods. In population studies, a 20 percent increase in plant food intake generally corresponds to a 20 percent decrease in cancer rates, but a 20 percent increase in cruciferous vegetable intake corresponds to a 40 percent decrease in cancer rates.

Twenty-eight servings of vegetables per week decreases prostate cancer risk by 33 percent but just three servings of cruciferous vegetables per week decreases prostate cancer risk by 41 percent.”

So, pick up some of these guys on your next trip to the market: bok choy + broccoli + Brussel sprouts + cabbage + cauliflower + celery + collard greens + kale + mustard greens!

P.S. Fun historical fact: “Broccoli originated in the Mediterranean and is mentioned in ancient Roman texts. Commonly used in Italian cooking, it first came to America when Thomas Jefferson brought it from Europe.”

Info from above from Brian Johnsons, The Optimizer

Click here or below to get more info and ideas for cooking these wonderful veggies!

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