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Top 5 Cruciferous Vegetables to Improve Your Health and Fitness

We are pretty aware of the quote “We are what we eat” (of course not literally). Moreover, we understand that the food should nourish us and add more health to our health. Yet, we are not following above pattern.
True, we may actually state that it’s not our fault, and blame food industry or other matters. However, it does not help us in any terms.

Thus, we must understand that it is a high time to make more conscious choices and educate ourselves to make them right. Especially when it comes to our consumption of the food.

Yes, this topic might become important due to various reasons. For instance, you’ve decided to improve your fitness, lose some weight, tone up your muscles or increase your overall fitness level. We Body Design EMS training Dubai is on the mission to spread and share more awareness when it comes to the health and fitness.

Here below we prepared our top picks of vegetables. (They might differ from the ordinary ones – but there is a significant reason why).

Cruciferous Vegetables – the most nutritious ones, rich in the micro elements (vitamins, minerals and other enzymes). They provide full range of needed elements to balance and nourish our bodies.

The first one is Radish – It’s Great for the Liver and Kidney. But the best is…
It contains certain properties that high in Sulfur to pull out Mucus from the deep sinuses of the body.

It also good for the Gallbladder and Lymphatic system. Keep in mind, you will be able to Achieve Your Fitness Goal (Weight-loss, toning, activating and gaining muscles, rehabilitation training and many more) in the Combination of Our Personal Training According to Your Body and Customized Nutrition.

The second one is – Brussels Sprouts.

These cruciferous vegetables resemble mini cabbages and are typically cut, cleaned and cooked to make a nutritious side dish or main course.

They are loaded with Minerals and Vitamins, such as Vitamin K, A, C, Folate, Manganese and Fiber.

Brussels sprouts are especially rich in vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and bone health.

They’re also high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps promote iron absorption and is involved in tissue repair and immune function.

What’s more, their high fiber content helps support regularity and gut health.

In addition to the nutrients above, Brussels sprouts contain small amounts of vitamin B6, potassium, iron, thiamine, magnesium and phosphorus.

Impressively Rich in Antioxidants – especially high in kaempferol, an antioxidant that has been studied extensively for its many health-promoting properties.

The best Vitamin K source and essential for coagulation, the formation of blood clots that stop bleeding.

Vitamin K may also play a role in bone growth and could help protect against osteoporosis, a condition characterized by progressive bone loss.

Brussels Sprouts may help in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Because Brussels sprouts are high in fiber, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.

Fiber moves slowly through the body undigested and slows the absorption of sugar into the blood.

Brussels sprouts also contain alpha-lipoic acid, an antioxidant that’s been researched extensively for its potential effects on blood sugar and insulin.

One of the Top sources of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid that’s used less effectively in your body than the omega-3 fats from fish and seafood.

This is because your body can only convert ALA to the more active forms of omega-3 fatty acids in limited quantities.

No more words needed – All the above facts are just making it impossible to miss.

The Third one is –Cauliflower.

It is purposely in our top picks; you will know why. Just keep on reading.

Cauliflower is extremely high in Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients, and not only…
It contains such nutrients as:
Vitamin C, K, B6, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Potassium, Manganese,Magnesium, Phosphorus.

As a good source of fiber, cauliflower slows digestion and promotes feelings of fullness. This may automatically reduce the number of calories you eat throughout the day, an important factor in weight control.

High water content is another weight loss friendly aspect of cauliflower. In fact, 92% of its weight is made up of water. Consuming lots of water-dense, low-calorie foods is associated with weight loss.

It’s high in Choline – it plays a major role in maintaining the integrity of cell membranes, synthesizing DNA and supporting metabolism.
Choline is also involved in brain development and the production of neurotransmitters that are necessary for a healthy nervous system. What’s more, it helps prevent cholesterol from accumulating in the liver.

It’s rich in Sulforaphane – which plays a role in diabetes prevention and reducing the risk of diabetes-induced complications, such as kidney disease.
Sulforaphane appears to be most protective against colon and prostate cancer but has also been studied for its effects on many other cancers, such as breast, leukemia, pancreatic and melanoma.

The Fourth one is – Broccoli.

Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables.

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli provide sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their often pungent taste.

These bioactive compounds may have numerous health benefits:

-Cancer Prevention
-Lower Cholesterol Levels
-Eye Health
and etc.

A unique family of plant compounds called isothiocyanates sets cruciferous vegetables apart from other veggies.

Studies suggest that Isothiocyanates affect liver enzymes, reduce oxidative stress, decrease inflammation, stimulate your immune system, and combat the development and growth of cancer.

The main isothiocyanates in broccoli, Sulforaphane, acts against the formation of cancer at the molecular level by reducing oxidative stress.

There are dozens of other positive effects broccoli does provide, thus we recommend to include it to your nutrition (it’s irresistible)

Yet, there are some downsides worth mentioning. We highly recommend for the people who have Thyroid problems and those who are on medication of Blood thinners to get consultation of their doctors first.

Also, it can cause bloating in some individuals due to several reasons.

 

The fifth one is – Kale. (Extremely loaded with Potassium).

 

Kale is a superior and one of the most nutritious vegetables. It is definitely our favorite, and we recommend you to add it to your nutrition.

Yes, we know, the taste is not that wow. However, the Value makes it worth!

Kale is one of the best sources of Calcium, Potassium, Manganese and Vitamins A and C.

It’s excellent for the liver and digestive organs.Containing cancer-fighting substances called indoles, which activate detoxifying enzymes in the liver that help neutralize potentially carcinogenic substances.

Studies have shown that the plant chemicals in the kale family have a protective effect against the risk of cataracts.

Above top picks will help you to nourish and improve overall health stats on the long term, which will result in achieving your goal. No matter what your goal is, whether it is a weight-loss, toning, gaining and activating muscles or something different.

We all know how vital is this topic and hope you got little more aware of the picks during your next grocery shopping. Achieve Your Fitness Goal (Weight-loss, toning, activating and gaining muscles, rehabilitation training and many more) in the Combination of Our Personal Training According to Your Body and Customized Nutrition.

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Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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