Cruciferous vegetables. What in the world are those?

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Remember growing up at the dinner table when your mom would harass you about eating your vegetables?  Well mom was on to something.  When it comes to eating healthy and keeping your weight under control, eating vegetables is the way to go.

Eating cruciferous vegetables is a great way to start a weight loss plan.  The different kinds of cruciferous vegetables include: broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, turnips, radishes, and many others.  All of which are jammed packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals to maintain good health.Some of the vitamins and minerals found in cruciferous vegetables include: beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, and of course calcium.

Burn Belly Fat by Eating Cruciferous Vegetables

Ever heard the term xenoestrogens?  Probably not.  Xenoestrogens are environmental hormone disruptors creating an imbalance with the body’s hormones.  We are exposed to xenoestrogens from the chemicals that show up in our water supply, food supply, and environment around us.  Xenoestrogens cause the body to hold on to abdominal fat.  Xenoestrogens throw the hormones off in the body and cause an imbalance.  The phytochemicals in cruciferous vegetables counteract the effects of xenoestrogens to rid the body of belly fat.

Cruciferous vegetables contain a particular phytochemical, indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which helps the body to burn belly fat.  Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) can also help with muscle soreness from exercise.  Add some broccoli to that after workout meal and rid yourself of some of that lactic acid.

Fight Disease by Eating Cruciferous Vegetables

Do you want to lower your risk of getting cancer?  An easy solution to that is, you guessed it, eat more cruciferous vegetables!  I have already mentioned a couple benefits of indole-3-carbinol (I3C), but there is an even more important benefit it brings to the table (pardon the pun).  Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) can help reduce the risk of cancer, in particular breast, prostate, ovarian, and colon cancer.  Indole-3-Carbinole has anti-oxidant properties to help keep you healthier at the cellular level.

Protect Your Hearty by Eating Cruciferous Vegetables.

Diets rich in cruciferous vegetables may also help to protect you from cardiovascular disease.   Cruciferous vegetables have sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates in them.  Metabolites of glucosinolates cause anti-inflammatory effects on the cardiovascular system.  They also contain B vitamins that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.Next time when dinner rolls around, listen to your mom’s great advice and eat your veggies, your body will thank you.Once you truly step into your power and follow your heart, you will succeed at whatever you do. Things will start falling into place. Good things will happen. Life will seem to flow.

I learned this recently when I left my husband.

Being a mother and wife for 15 years, I had lost myself. I lost my awesome, adventurous, silly self in parenthood and marriage. And by the end, everything was a struggle. I felt like I was constantly swimming upstream.I tried to fix my marriage for over 7 years. I know, it’s a bit extreme …but I can honestly say I tried.In the end, my husband and I simply did not communicate, and eventually we found ourselves on different paths. He wanted to spend every winter in Japan working at a ski resort that his buddy owns. I wanted to create an online business that I could do from anywhere in the world and travel to different places every year, while still maintaining a stable home in Canada for my kids as they navigated their teen years.When we finally made the decision to separate, things started falling into place. My life started to flow. I felt myself becoming empowered in my own right. And it became clear that I really had made the right decision for my longterm health and happiness.

Since taking control of my life I feel happier, look younger, and have clarity on what I want out of life.

When you are on the right path, your life purpose will become clear and you will be able to focus more on your passions and possibly even turn them into a lifestyle that can sustain you. You will be less stressed about the small stuff which will make time for you to do the things that matter.Everyone has something they are good at or something they know a lot about. Everyone has something of value to offer. It’s just a matter of putting your own unique spin on whatever you do.Success in anything is a matter of reaching into your soul and bringing it to the surface. What are you passionate about? What skills do you have?

What have you accomplished at some point in your life that you are proud of?

Taking the time to rediscover who you are and having the courage to step into your power is the first step to total happiness and fulfillment.So be yourself, do what you love, and share it with the world.To empowered women everywhere.

Rebecca

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