Aside from it’s cute look and great taste, many people eat broccoli for its cancer-fighting power. And now, a new University of Illinois study found that eating spicy foods rich in the enzyme myrosinase such as broccoli sprouts, mustard, horseradish, or wasabi with broccoli ensures better and faster absorption of broccoli’s cancer-fighting compound called sulforaphane.
Other foods that enhance broccoli’s beneficial breakdown include arugula, radishes, cabbage, watercress, and Brussels sprouts. The scientists recommend 3 to 5 servings of spiced up broccoli per week to get the maximum cancer-kicking benefit. But it can’t hurt to have it 3 to 5 times a day either!