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These are great winter vegetables. They include broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips.

These veggies contain substances that are thought to protect against cancer.

While these veggies grow in all different colours, shapes and sizes, they share several nutritional benefits.

Health benefits:

Most cruciferous veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals such as folate and vitamin K. Dark green cruciferous veggies also are an excellent source of vitamins A and C.

They’re also rich in phytonutrients — plant-based compounds that may help to lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables also are rich in fiber and low in calories, a combination that will help you feel full and satisfied without overeating.

So google for some great recipes using these vegies to get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients!