4 Cruciferous Veggie Recipes to Improve Breast Cancer Survival

While we know that crunchy, cruciferous veggies pack a big punch of vitamins and flavor, a recent study shows that they are also fantastic medicine for breast cancer survivors. The women with the highest daily intake of cruciferous vegetables had a 62 percent reduced risk of breast cancer mortality and 35 percent reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence. If you’re not acquainted with cruciferous veggies, have no fear. Here are a few delicious seasonal recipes to get a heaping help into your diet. Bok choy is fat-free, low in calories, and loaded in vitamins K and C. The calcium and potassium-rich cruciferous cabbage is beautifully highlighted in this healthy breakfast recipe forbok choy hash with poached eggs. YumSugar’s video recipe for broccoli romanesco is a simple and beautiful dish that will help you get your fill of this funky — even prehistoric-looking! — vegetable, rich in vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. Starring a dynamic duo of cruciferous vegetables, the NY Times recipe for Provençal kale and cabbage gratin is an ideal way to get your fill of these two superfoods. You can get a cruciferous vegetable fix without any cooking necessary! Spicy daikon radish is readily available at Asian food stores and is chock full of calcium, fiber, and vitamin C.

by Lizzie Fuhr

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