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Nutrition: The curious nature of cruciferous vegetables

Nutrition: The curious nature of cruciferous vegetables

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Nutrition: The curious nature of cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables, which are in the Brassica or cabbage family of plants, have been promoted as a staple of a healthful diet.

In fact, consumption of this group of veggies – such as broccoli, kale and collard greens – is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Despite their numerous health benefits, many people are not eating enough leafy greens.

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