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Reinvent your vegetables

Reinvent your vegetables

Vegetables are an important source of natural nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, which when incorporated into a balanced diet have an overall benefit to your health. Making this simple dietary change allows you take responsibility for your health and reap rewards in the future.

Recent studies suggest that cruciferous vegetables, a term used to describe vegetables that are very good for you, contain everything from detoxifying agents to potential cancer fighting properties, and when consumption is increased, it could reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease.

The following well-known vegetables are categorized as cruciferous vegetables and have many health benefits if cooked correctly. We encourage you to implement these quick fixes to your every day cooking – keeping in mind that the consumption of vegetables in its rawest form is encouraged.

Broccoli
Break into florets, slice stems and steam until just slightly cooked (about two minutes) and dress with sea salt and lemon juice.

Brussels Sprouts
Remove stems and any discolored outer leaves, and then slice in half lengthwise ready to pan sear, cut-side down, for a few minutes until brown. Season lightly and serve.

Cauliflower
Sauté the florets with coconut oil and turmeric or roast with olive oil and salt, in minutes you have a quick and easy side dish.

Kale
Bake with coconut oil and sea salt for chips or opt for slicing it very thinly, marinating it in lemon, and tossing it in salads.

Turnips
Put a spin on the traditional potato mash and opt for turnips – simmer turnips in milk, mash with salt and pepper, and top with chives.

Add these convenient recipes to your every day cooking and give your immune system the natural and nutritional boost that it needs, cost-effectively.