Brussels Sprouts Health Benefits
If you’re a seasonal eater, you know that Brussels sprouts peak in the fall. These gorgeous spheres of layers are often touted for their low-calorie, stomach-filling characteristics. But did you know that the cancer-fighting veggie is also packed with antioxidant components, Vitamins K and C and minerals? It’s also particularly high in fiber content. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a single raw Brussels sprout to have about 8 calories and 0.7 grams of dietary fiber. If you commit to 1 cup a day – roughly 5 Brussels sprouts – you will have consumed 3.5 grams of dietary fiber in just 40 calories. That is equivalent to 13 percent of the daily value for fiber! Brussels sprouts also trigger anti-inflammatory activity, supporting the cardiovascular system, and help fight the onset of heart attacks and heart disease. And not to mention, they are DELICIOUS! Check back in a couple days for my favorite Brussels sprouts recipe.