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3 Great Reasons To Eat Brussels Sprouts!

Updated on February 1, 2014

1. Brussels Sprouts Fight Cancer

Brussels sprouts contain compounds that suppress the development of precancerous cells, neutralize carcinogens, and detoxify. Brussels sprouts, along with other members of the cabbage family, are true cancer fighting superstars. In fact, the American Cancer Society recommends eating cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts on a regular basis.

2. Brussels Sprouts Are High In Vitamin C

Among other things, vitamin C is key for building collagen, maintaining a healthy immune system, and helping to heal wounds. More than 100% of your RDA of vitamin C can be found in a serving of Brussels sprouts. In fact, a serving of Brussels sprouts contains even more vitamin C than an orange!

3. Brussels Sprouts Contain Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for many diseases, and Brussels sprouts can help reduce inflammation in the body. The anti-inflammatory properties may also help in treating inflammation related conditions such as arthritis.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Roasted brussels sprouts are fabulous!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I knew that I adored these veggies for a reason, not just because they are good for me, but they fight so many maladies. I once had an Italian greyhound that had to have his cut into four pieces, then in the following order, a bit of butter, followed by a little salt and pepper.

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