Looking for an easy side dish? Turn to healthier classics as a solution. Using simple life hacks, like knowing how to prepare Brussels sprouts for their many health benefits, is key!
A healthier classic side dish with health benefits!
Brussels sprouts are one of the most dynamic and versatile vegetables – you can roast them, eat them raw in a salad, sauté them in a pan with garlic…the options are endless. Not surprisingly, so are the health benefits! Check out these four health benefits of Brussels sprouts – they might be more dramatic than you imagined.
4 important health benefits of Brussels sprouts!
- Cancer Protection – Brussels sprouts contain a special compound called glucosinolate that activates cancer fighting enzymes in your body. While many vegetables have glucosinolate compounds, Brussels sprouts contain a special combination of these compounds, making them one of the most well known cancer fighting foods.
- Anti-Inflammatory – Anti-Inflammatory compounds in the vegetable (such as I3C) are known for being preventative and protecting the body from disease development in the early stages. These compounds are also known to protect from heart problems.
- Naturally Detoxifying – Our bodies’ detoxification system requires large amounts of sulfur to work effectively. Brussels sprouts are high in nutrients containing sulfur (including the afore-mentioned glucosinolate compounds) allowing them to be a powerful helper when our body is trying to flush out toxic waste.
- High in Nutrients – Apart from being a cancer-fighting superstar, Brussels sprouts are also packed with all kinds of other rich nutrients our bodies need to be healthy. Brussels sprouts are a great source of fiber, Vitamins K and C, potassium, and B vitamins.
3 BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY:
- Roasted Spicy Honey Brussels Sprouts– a perfect balance of spicy and sweet, these are the perfect healthy side dish for your weeknight meal.
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts Grilled Pizza – vegetables on pizza is ALWAYS a good idea.
- Sautéd Brussels Sprouts with Miso Apples – this Asian take on sautéd veggies is unique and delicious.
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Disclosure: The author of this article is not a trained medical professional, nor a dietician. All of the information in this post is based on research, doctor recommendations, and personal experience.