Brussels Sprouts

The fiber in brussels sprouts can really help to lower cholesterol. Being a part of the cruciferous vegetables, the glucosinolates and antioxidants in brussels have cancer protecting properties, detox support, and anti-inflammatory support.

Beneficial Brussels Sprouts

How to Choose and Keep
It is best to choose loose brussels sprouts that have a nice green color, firm, compact leaves and have no discoloration. You can keep them in the fridge unwashed for about 10 days.

Preparation
Wash well before cooking, especially in the inner leaves. They cook quickly and taste best when cut up. Make sure not to overcook or a unwanted smell will begin to release. The best way to cook is to steam for about 6 minutes.

Nutrients
Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Manganese, Folate, Fiber, Vitamin A, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Tryptophan, Vitamin B1, Iron, Phosphorus, Protein, Molybdenum, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Choline, Vitamin E, Omega-3 fats, Calcium, and Vitamin B3

Action Steps
1. Find some fresh brussels sprouts and steam for a wonderful side dish.
2. Cut up brussels sprouts and add to a batch of roasted veggies in the oven at 375 for about 40-60 minutes. Add olive oil, rosemary, thyme, and salt for a wonderful taste.
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