Cruciferous Vegetables and Alliums: Everything You Need to Know

Cucumbers, lettice, corn, peppers and scallion laying on a table
The Anticancer Lifestyle Team

As children, we were always reminded to eat our vegetables. Thanks to our farmers, we have a wide array of delectable veggies to choose from, and helpful recipes provide endless ways to prepare each of them. While it’s always a good idea to “eat the rainbow”, some cruciferous vegetables and alliums contain nutrients and anti-inflammatory compounds that can provide a powerful boost to human health. 

In this short video, registered dietitian Traci Komorek highlights the two vegetable families that are most important in an anticancer diet:  the crucifers–such as kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussel spouts—and the alliums, which include onions, garlic, and shallots. Traci also offers many ideas for delicious ways to prepare these nutrient powerhouses. Enjoy!

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