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Brussel Sprouts

brussels-sprouts

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Brussel Sprouts have gotten a bad rep over the years, possibly due to their pungent sulphur like smell but when cooked right, even kids will enjoy them. Try them roasted, pureed in soups, whole in cassaroles or cut thinly and pan fried.

If you are not eating organic Brussel sprouts, be sure to peal at least four leaves off the outer layer to ensure you don’t ingest any pesticides.

Why Brussel Sprouts are good for us

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Why Brussel Sprouts are good for us

Brussel Sprouts contain Glucobrassicin, a compound which may help prevent damage to our DNA which can increase our chances of getting cancer. It may also help stop new blood vessels from growing inside tumours which in turn would slow down or stop cancers spreading.

These tasty mini cabbages, contain an antioxidant called kaempferol, which may reduce cancer growth, decrease inflammation in our body’s and promote heart health.

A study in 2008 found that the regular consumption of Brussel sprouts could reduce our body’s absorption of ingested carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents, as well as preventing oxidative damage to our cells.

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