Time to load up on those greens, ladies. “Cruciferous vegetables are antioxidant-packed vegetables that have high amounts of beneficial vitamins including vitamin, A, C, and K. Cruciferous vegetables are also unique because they possess sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates, which have been shown to have cancer-fighting properties, reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, and enhance heart health,” comments says Keith Kantor, MD, CEO of NAMED, who holds a PhD in nutritional science and a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. “Additional health benefits of cruciferous vegetables specifically for women includes promoting estrogen hormone balance, which can help women specifically going through menopause or to reduce the symptoms of their monthly cycle.”
Eat This! Tip: Add broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, collard greens, and more cruciferous vegetables to your cart on your next grocery store trip.