Brussels Sprouts for a Bite-Sized Boost
These tiny baby cabbages are really much more of a British vegetable than a Belgian one in spite of being named Brussels sprouts in honor of Brussels, the capital of Belgium - the country in Europe where they originated. They are the stalwart of the turkey “and all the trimmings” dinner that the British inhabitants enjoy at Christmas.
Try and learn to like and enjoy Brussels sprouts as often as you can.
- They lower cholesterol
- Brussels sprouts are a great source of fiber and potassium
- They prevent constipation (which can be the main cause of hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures)
- In the same way as all green leafy vegetables, they promote healthy bones
- They are high in that all important but often forgotten vitamin K
- Brussels sprouts are chock full of antioxidants
- They are another in the series of cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetables - others are cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage
- They help reverse blood vessel damage