Broccoli: the super food

Mom told you to eat your broccoli, but maybe she didn't tell you why. Here are five great reasons to include this cruciferous vegetable in your diet more than once a week:

Combining broccoli and other veggies can help fight cancer, other ailments

URBANA — Want to make one of the most nutrition-packed foods on the planet even better for you?

University of Illinois researchers have learned that eating broccoli with certain other veggies or with something spicy — such as horseradish, wasabi or mustard — will boost broccoli's cancer-fighting power and other health benefits.