These are our natural defence systems which aim to protect us from all manner of undesirables like environmental toxins. But they also help protect us from older age issues of the heart and cardiovascular system, obesity, type 2 diabetes and so on.
This lovely cabbage is so green and vibrant in January! And just waiting to be eaten!
Cabbage family vegetables are all rich in so many nutrients for health as we know and important to eat at all ages. But particularly so as we age. Here’s why.
All Brassica family greens contain glucosinolates and these natural compounds are quickly converted upon cooking or chewing ( and in our digestive system) to something called isothiocyanates. Which in turn ‘switches on’ our antioxidant genes.
Keep switching those genes on, keep eating cabbage family greens!