What About Cruciferous Vegetables on a Raw Food Diet?
Hopefully you know how important tender leafy greens are on a raw food diet. But what about cruciferous veggies like broccoli and kale? Are these healthy raw foods?
Find out in today’s video.
Over to You
Do you eat cruciferous veggies? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below!
Go raw and be fit,
P.S. Besides being excellent sources of zinc, iron, and vitamins A, E, and K, many tender ‘n tasty greens are full of folate.
Spinach is well-known for its folate content. Just one ounce of Popeye’s favorite food contains 54.3 mcg! So if you were to eat a super salad containing 10 ounces of spinach you would take in a whopping 551 mcg of natural, bioavailable folate!
Here’s another example: romaine. One ounce of romaine contains 38.1 mcg of folate. A super salad of 16 ounces of romaine contains over 600 mcg of folate!
And that doesn’t include the folate in other fresh foods like cucumber, tomatoes, and celery that typically go in a salad.
Okay, I’m totally reading your mind right now. You’re trying to imagine eating an entire 10-ounce package of spinach or a whole pound of romaine lettuce and you just can’t do it.
I mean, you COULD do it…if it were smothered in fatty and salty dressings. And you know THAT isn’t the healthy way to go!
Savory Veggie Stews
Idiot-Proof Recipe System
Savory Veggie Stews, developed by fellow fruit-loving raw foodist Roger Haeske, are full of flavor, full of greens, and full of folate!
I crunched the numbers and just one serving of Roger’s Tex-Mex Stew contains a whopping 489.1 mcg of folate!
Even better? Each stew variation is low in fat, salt-free, garlic-free, and onion-free. And contrary to the name, each “stew” is 100% raw as well.
So if you’d like to get in your greens and fill up on folate, check out Roger’s uber delicious, folate-friendly, hearty and healthy raw stews at the link below: