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Spice Up Your Broccoli

Broccoli is great and all, but when you team the powerful veggie with a little spice you get next-level protection!

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Broccoli is full of cancer risk-reducing nutrients, but without the right spicy foods, you could be missing out on some of its best attributes. According to a study done by the University of Illinois, an enzyme found in spicy foods called myrosinase is just what your body needs in order to optimize the anticarcinogenic compound sulforaphane. By eating broccoli with broccoli sprouts, mustard, radishes and wasabi, you increase the potential for broccoli to release sulforaphane for faster absorption and cancer-fighting effects. Spice up your broccoli three to five times each week for best results.

Give your diet a broccoli boost with these recipes:
Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin
Broccoli & White Bean Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Tamari Honey Chicken with Broccoli