Why You Should Be Eating Brussels Sprouts


For some unfortunate reason, Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. Their nutty, savory and smoky flavor seriously deserves some love - not to mention all the health benefits they provide. Believe it or not, Brussels sprouts are insanely good for you. Loaded with all kinds of nutrients, antioxidants and more, you really should be incorporating Brussels sprouts in your diet.

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.

Check out these delicious Brussels sprout recipes that you need to save!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower




Mellina's Smokin' Brussels Sprouts




Rosemary Bacon Brussels Sprouts & New Potatoes




Baked Stuffed Brussels Sprouts w/Bacon & Cheeses




D&D's Baked Brussel Sprouts







2 Comments
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Sherry Blizzard - Jul 7, 2018
I LOVE Brussels sprouts! Growing up, my mother used to have to divide them between my brothers and I. They are so earthy, nutritious and just "Pop" in your mouth. As an adult, my BFF told me how her Filipino mother served them to her family.......equal parts lemon juice and soy sauce......half the sprouts, steam and dip into sauce! Takes it to whole other level and very unique. Thank you BFF Barbara Guidry Parsons from Phoenix, AZ.
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Rose Mary Mogan - Jun 23, 2018
This is one of my Family's favorite Brussels Sprouts Recipe BRUSSELS SPROUTS W/ONIONS-BACON & BALSAMIC GLAZE we love them in any recipe, they are just that good. My daughter especially loves this one, and the Balsamic Glaze add a new dimension of flavor.
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