If you’re not eating enough cruciferous veggies because you’re not particularly fond of them, I recommend starting with Brussels sprouts. Just take a bag of frozen Brussels sprouts, add some water (very little) and olive oil and leave them in the oven for 20 minutes. The result will be tasty and silky almost. I often have them for breakfast, which says something. In fact, they’re refreshing and in time you will see you might actually crave them (which can almost never be said about broccoli).
Why all this talk about the health benefits of cruciferous vegetables? Well, like all veggies, they contain lots of vitamins and minerals. They also contain glucosinolates, which are phytonutrients with cancer-prevention properties. It’s important to eat a varied diet because all these nutrients vary from veggie to veggie, and no matter how many vitamin supplements you take, you won’t be getting these phytonutrients. You will also not be getting the unique combination of compounds which each veggie brings to the table (pun intended), and which brings all sorts of health benefits besides cancer protection (which everyone is after) and vitamins and minerals. Brussels sprouts, for instance, also protect your DNA by virtue of containing some compounds which block certain enzymes.