The brassica family of vegetables includes: broccoli, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, pak choi and kohlrabi. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetable groups. Recent research has highlighted its strong anti-cancer benefits.
A healthy diet should include regular helpings of brassicas.
Diet Note: Thyroid Warning
People suffering from hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) who are on the thyroid thyroxine or iodine, should eat only modest quantities of brassicas. This is because brassicas may suppress the function of the thyroid gland. However, modest amounts of brassicas should prove no problem.