Broccoli is a crucifer vegetable. Same category of vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale. Broccoli and crucifers are potent anti-cancer vegetables. They have compounds that support the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and to convert them into harmless compounds.
These vegetables have more anti-cancer potency when eaten raw or lightly cooked but don’t fret. You can get still reap the healthy benefits from eating some of your servings cooked too; it doesn’t always have to be raw veggies!
- 5 cups of fresh raw, broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup raisins currants or dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup red onion chopped
- 2 medium apples chopped
- 1 lime or 1 lemon
- 1 cup mayonnaise considering making your own
- 2 Tbsp of vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Chop apples and toss with the lime or lemon juice
- Combine broccoli florets, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, chopped onions, and apple in a large serving bowl
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar
- Add dressing to the salad and toss to mix well/cover broccoli and fruit; chill thoroughly before serving