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Brussel Sprouts

Power House of Health Benefits - Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts closely associated with Kale, cauliflower, and mustard green veggies are a cruciferous vegetable that looks like a mini version of cabbage. When cleaned, cut, and cooked it makes a nutritious as well as a delicious side dish or a main course delicacy.

It Is Being Consumed To Provide Various Health Benefits That Include:

1) Lowering the Cholesterol Level

If you consume Brussels sprouts steamed, the fiber-related component in this vegetable binds together with the bile acid present in your digestive tract. This eases the excretion process of bile acids which results in lowering your blood cholesterol level.   

Raw Brussels sprouts have cholesterol-lowering ability although lesser than steamed ones.

Add them to your pasta, curries, frittatas, or stir-fried dishes to prepare flavorful and nutritious food for yourself and your loved ones.

Brussel Sprouts

2) Improve the Stability of DNA

According to a recent study, Brussels sprouts have been found to improve the stability of DNA inside our WBCs (white blood cells). With the daily consumption of Brussels sprouts of around 1.25 cups, certain compounds present in Brussels sprouts blocks the activity of sulphotransferase enzymes, responsible for DNA protective benefits.

3) Cancer Protection

Brussels sprouts are enriched in four specific glucosinolates namely glucoraphanin, glucobrassicin, sinigrin, and gluconasturtiian, in a special combination. These components are known to provide protection against cancer in the human body.

Glucoraphanin protects the health of your stomach lining preventing bacterial overgrowth of helicobacter pylori in our stomach.

4) Thyroid Unaffected

In the recent study, Brussels sprouts have been found not to affect the thyroid gland or interfere with thyroid function. This means it provides fantastic health benefits without risking your thyroid gland.

5) Phytonutrients for Health

Brussels sprouts are enriched with numerous disease-fighting phytochemicals including sulforaphane, indoles, glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, coumarins, dithiolthiones, and phenols.

Additionally, Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, Omega 3 fatty acid, Phosphorus, iron, vitamin B12, protein magnesium, pantothenic acid, vitamin A, calcium, zinc, and niacin.

See the list seems non-exhaustive and extensive!

Brussel Sprouts

6) Anti-inflammatory Properties

Brussels sprouts have anti-inflammatory properties and provide benefits in inflammation-related conditions such as - inflammatory bowel disease, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and ulcerative colitis.

7) Antioxidant Support

Brussels sprouts are an important dietary source for vitamin antioxidants namely vitamins C and A (in the form of beta- carotene). Also, it provides manganese, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, and flavonoid antioxidants like isorhamnetin, quercitin, kaempferol.

Some of the antioxidant compounds found in Brussels sprouts are not present in any of the other cruciferous vegetables. One such compound is sulfur containing a compound called D3T.

Vitamin C can increase the absorption of non-heme iron in the body. 81% of the body's daily requirement of vitamin C can be fulfilled by half-cup (78-gram) of cooked Brussels sprouts.

Vitamin C is crucial for the growth and repair of tissues in the body.

As an antioxidant, vitamin C initiates the production of proteins like collagen in the body and enhances immunity.

Brussel Sprouts

8) Detox Support

Brussels sprouts have been found to provide complicated and extensive detox support. These are rich in glucosinolates compounds that activate the enzyme system in our cells required for detoxification of cancer-causing substances. Our body system requires an ample supply of sulfur to initiate the detox program and Brussels sprouts are one of the richest sources of sulfur-containing nutrients.

Never Miss the Daily Dose

So you know it is the world's healthiest food which is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants which can be added to your daily diet very easily.

Bake, boil, sauté, roastBrussel Sprouts, or steam cooker this power bank veggie for maximum health benefits and add flavor and nutrition to your dinner or breakfast.

Author: Sunita

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