Brussel Sprouts Benefit our Health

Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable and are similar to kale, cauliflower, and mustard greens. This cruciferous vegetable resembles mini cabbages. They are usually eaten as a side dish.

Brussels sprouts have many nutrients, including vitamin K and vitamin C, fiber, minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B6, potassium, iron, thiamine, magnesium, and phosphorous. All these nutrients have many health benefits.

Why include Brussel sprouts in our diet?

1. High in fiber
Brussels sprouts are high in fiber, which helps support gut health and low in calories. High in fiber, Brussel sprouts can relieve constipation by increasing stool frequency and soften our stools.

2. Rich in antioxidants

Brussels sprouts are high in antioxidants, which help prevent damage to cells. Vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and bone health also helps protect against progressive bone loss. The antioxidant, vitamin C helps with iron absorption tissue repair, immune function, for the growth and repair of tissues in your body, and helps with the production of collagen.

3. Minerals

The minerals potassium, magnesium and phosphorous are good for us for many reasons and help our body in:
Regulating fluid balance
Allowing for muscle relaxation, movement and contractions
Regulating fluid balance
Healing wounds and damaged tissues
Carrying oxygen throughout the body
Maintaining normal blood pressure levels

Be careful not to overcook this vegetable. Boiling will intensify any bitter flavors and unpleasant odors. By roasting and seasoning brussels sprouts the nutty sweetness will come out.


Smell, Taste, Enjoy. Be Mindful of the Food You Eat!