Brussels sprouts are of the cruciferous vegetable family and have many health benefits including:

  • cholesterol-lowering benefits
  • unique health benefits in the area of DNA protection
  • contains glucosinolates that are needed for detoxification of cancer-causing substances
  • contains four specific glucosinolates in special combination that are cancer-protective substances
  • may help thyroid function
  • contain many vitamins and antioxidants including 243% of Daily Required Intake (DRI) of Vitamin K
  • can help us avoid chronic, excessive inflammation
  • preliminary evidence of an ability on the part of cruciferous vegetables to lower our risk of heart attack, ischemic heart disease, and atherosclerosis
  • cholesterol-lowering ability
  • high fiber content
  • protect the health of our stomach lining by preventing bacterial overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori
  • Current and potentially promising research is underway to examine the benefits of Brussels sprouts in relationship to our risk of the following inflammation-related conditions: Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, insulin resistance, irritable bowel syndrome, metabolic syndrome, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and ulcerative colitis.
See also my blog on Family Dinners on Twin Arch Road and this delicious Brussels Sprouts Recipe