Ah, the dreaded pile of broccoli. There it sits on your plate, daring you to eat it. As you ponder stabbing your fork into the smallest floret, you can still hear your mother: "I don't care how they taste. Eat them because they're good for you!" Well, Mom was right. Introducing The Cruciferous Family, whose members include broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnips and kale. All are loaded with phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and fiber - all of which help prevent chronic illnesses including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancer!