Eating three to five servings of broccoli a week can provide anti-cancer benefits, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. But did you know that pairing broccoli with a spicy food that contains the enzyme myrosinase increases broccoli’s cancer-preventive component?
Researchers recommended spicing up broccoli dishes with broccoli sprouts, mustard, horseradish and wasabi. Other foods that will work include: radishes, cabbage, arugula, water cress and Brussel sprouts.
Remember not to overcook broccoli because it will lessen the benefits. Broccoli should be steamed for two to four minutes, researchers said.