Variety is an important part of a healthy diet, and brassicas are a great way to add a variety of tastes and nutrients to your menu. And when following a health-enhancing, nutrient-dense, low-carb/Keto lifestyle, brassicas are an excellent choice, since they are very low carb and packed with nutrients and deliciousness.
(For a list of other low carb vegetables, visit this post.)
Note: always cook brassicas before eating them, as they are much more digestible that way, and brassicas when eaten raw can interfere with thyroid function.
Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of the vegetables in the Brassica family:
- Bok choy
- Broccoli sprouts
- Brussels sprouts
- Cabbages – purple, green, Napa, savoy
- Collard greens
- Mustard Greens