Anti-Cancer Foods: Cruciferous Vegetables

GreensAll vegetables are nutrient rich and promote good health, but green cruciferous vegetables (like kale, broccoli, and bok choy) have the highest nutrient density scores and are associated with the most substantial health benefits. Why is that? In addition to vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, cruciferous vegetables contain an exclusive class of phytochemicals called glucosinolates (glu'ko-sin'o-lates), which are the precursors to powerful anti-cancer compounds. Learn about the cruciferous family of vegetables and how they fight cancer in this article

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