Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts
First, let’s talk nutrients. Brussels sprouts are a great source of Vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting and bone health. They’re also full of Vitamin C which improves immune health, iron absorption, collagen production and the growth/repair of tissues. Brussels sprouts are also high in fiber, which supports digestive health, reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes and keeps you regular. Plus, Brussels sprouts contain fiber and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) - which helps insulin work more efficiently and lower blood sugar - making Brussels sprouts an excellent way to regulate your blood sugar.
Next, we have antioxidants. Brussels sprouts are rich in antioxidants - specifically kaempferol. This antioxidant is known to decrease inflammation, promote heart health and could potentially help protect against cancer-causing cells and reduce cancer growth.
Last, but not least, Brussels sprouts are one of the best plant sources of Omega-3 fatty acid.
If you want to keep your brain firing on all cylinders, while also reducing inflammation and insulin resistance, Omega-3s are a must-have in your diet. And with 135mg of alpha-lipoic acid in each half-cup serving, you need to be eating Brussels sprouts.
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