Cruciferous vegetables are a great way to support the detox process. Also called the brassica family of vegetables, these nutrient-dense powerhouses include bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale and radishes.
Cruciferous veggies are rich in nutrients, including several carotenoids, vitamins C, E, and K, folate, and various minerals. In addition, they contain a group of substances known as glucosinolates, which are sulfur-containing chemicals. These chemicals are responsible for the strong aroma and bitter flavor of cruciferous vegetables. More specific to cleansing, these compounds support both phases of the liver’s detoxification process. Cruciferous veggies also are a good source of fiber, which support the elimination stage of detoxification. So, eat up!