All fruits and vegetables have dense nutrients and healing qualities, but once you really start looking you'll realize there are SO many to choose from.
Eating a wide variety of fruits and veggies is best, but since life is busy and we all don't have a farm or garden in our backyard- I have found just picking the most potent and powerful vegetables to focus on and eat daily is the most realistic for me.
So what foods are those? They are called: cruciferous vegetables and they are as follows:
radishes (including horseradish)
all types of cabbage
My favorite evidence based doctor, Dr. Michael Greger (his website is Nutritionfacts.org because that is actually all he posts- facts about nutrition) proves in double blind studies that cruciferous vegetables can potentially:
prevent DNA damage and metastatic cancer spread
activate defenses against pathogens and pollutants
help to prevent lymphoma
boost your liver detox enzymes
target breast cancer stem cells, while leaving the good stem cells
reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression
The component responsible for the above is sulforaphane, which is a component formed almost exclusively in cruciferous vegetables.
Sulforaphane is a phytonutrient packed with antioxidants.
And broccoli has by far the most sulforaphane , with broccoli sprouts even being 25x more potent.
So if you are going to pick what vegetables to eat daily let it be from the cruciferous list.
"Less than a single serving a day of broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, or kale may cut the risk of cancer progression by more than half." -Dr. Gregor
And if you are going to pick the best vegetable from that list, let it be broccoli. Turns out loving moms may have been right all those years about eating your trees.
They really are that powerful.
And if you need some recipe inspiration check out three of my favorite recipes/ ways to eat broccoli below: