Brussels sprouts, a small cabbage-like vegetable of the cruciferous family is an exceptionally rich source of protein with just one serving or one cup to meet the daily requirement of Vitamins C & K.
The Brussels sprouts contain plenty of foliate, potassium vitamin, manganese and a variety of other nutrients also.
BRUSSELS SPROUTS NUTRITION FACTS
One cup of cooked Brussels sprouts provides the following :
Calories – 56 gms
Protein – 4 gms
Fiber- 4 gms
Vitamin K – 274%
Vitamin C – 162%
Vitamin A – 24%
Foliate – 24%
Potassium – 14%
Vitamin B6 – 14%
Iron – 10%
BRUSSELS S SPROUT’S HEALTH BENEFITS
Protects Against Cancer
Brussels sprouts contain compounds such as glucosinolates and iso thio cyanates that may be used to reduce the risks of cancer. Studies show that eating Brussels sprouts may reduce the risk for colon cancer and increases the body’s defense against cancer progression.
Improves Bone Health
Brussels sprouts are the richest source of Vitamin K with over 270% of Recommended Daily Value in a serving. Vitamin K helps in keeping the skeletal structure healthy and prevents osteoporosis.
Boost Immune System
Brussels sprouts are loaded with Vitamin C, and boost the immune system, reducing inflammation and cell damage. The antioxidants that are present in Vitamin C help to keep the body’s immunity strong against toxins, bacteria, viruses and other harmful invaders that can cause disease and illness.
Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
Brussels sprouts loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin K and Vitamin C that work together to clear plague formation, lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure and helps to increase blood flow and supports strong blood vessels and reduces the chance of heart attack.
Protects Eye & Skin Health
The antioxidants Vitamin C and Vitamin A in Brussels s sprouts aids in slow aging, boosting eye health, skin immunity, and promotes new cell growth.