Fall Produce With Hidden Healing Powers

Brussels Sprouts are worth a second (or third) shot!

Currently trending in culinary circles, this cruciferous vegetable is now being highlighted on top chefsʼ seasonal menus across the country. Although tiny, these little cabbages are chock-full of potent compounds called glucosinolates. Your body converts glucosinolates into isothiocyanates, cancer-fighting superstars that may prevent DNA damage on the cellular level. Here’s an easy recipe to try: Thinly slice Brussels sprouts into a slaw, and sauté with olive oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. Go from side dish to entrée by combining the sautéed sprouts with cooked quinoa and dried cranberries.