This Tiny Cabbage Has Big Benefits
If you’re a seasonal eater, you know that Brussels sprouts peak in the fall. These gorgeous layered spheres are often touted for their low-calorie, filling characteristics. But did you know that the cancer-fighting veggie is also packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals? It’s particularly high in fiber. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a single Brussels sprout to have about 8 calories and 0.7 grams of dietary fiber. In one cup – roughly 5 Brussels sprouts – there are 3 ½ grams of fiber and just 40 calories. That is equivalent to 13 percent of the daily value for fiber! Brussels sprouts trigger anti-inflammatory activity, supporting the cardiovascular system, and help fight the onset of heart attacks. And not to mention, they are DELICIOUS! Tune in tomorrow for my favorite Brussels sprouts recipe.