The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommends adults eat 2 ½ cups of vegetables per day for the prevention of heart disease and stroke. And there is evidence that the type of vegetable is as important as the quantity.
In fact, recent studies suggest that not just eating more vegetables, but eating more cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower has a more significant association with reduced risk of heart disease than other vegetables.
Unfortunately, many Americans are missing out on the health benefits of vegetables, eating only 1.6 cups of vegetables per day. But it doesn’t take much to boost your veggie intake and reap all the health benefits of vegetables. One cup of raw and cooked broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts is equal to a 1-cup vegetable serving. Two cups of raw cabbage is equivalent to a 1-cup vegetable serving.
The following tips will help you get to know cruciferous veggies and how to