Cabbage, kale my favorite cruciferous veggies are in abundance right now so why not take advantage of their super healthy goodness and enjoy them for dinner!
Two fabulous reasons to indulge in these super veggies:
1. They may help to lower your risk of getting cancer. (A review of research published in the October 1996 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association showed that 70% or more of the studies found a link between cruciferous vegetables and protection against cancer.)
2. They can help to reduce oxidative stress, again cancer protective, but also a natural extender of your longevity . Oxidative stress is the overload of harmful molecules called free radicals, which are generated by the body and cause rapid aging, disease, wrinkles, illness….Reducing these free radicals may reduce the risk of getting sick, aging less than gracefully all the while reducing your risk for developing certain cancers.
And, bonus point, they help to reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease because they are filled with nourishing fiber. low in sodium and high in vitamins and minerals.
So fo ahead and try this yummy salad and feel nourished and healthier with every bite!
Cruciferous goodness salad:
6 cups finely shredded purple and green cabbage and kale leaves, I like dinosaur kale, taken off of their stem, May also add a few broccoli pieces as well if you like.
1 small red, orange or yellow pepper, chopped
1 ripe avocado, diced
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion or chives
3 tablespoons lemon juice with a dab of zest
1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds , broken up flackers bits, walnuts sunflower seeds (sprouted if you can) or even a few pistachios or sprouted almonds.
3 tbs cilantro leaves and 3 tbs parsley leaves
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Optional: black pepper, turmeric, a little garlic, a jalapeno
Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. The avocado will make this salad taste extra creamy without the saturated fats.