Why Brussels Sprouts are Called Superfoods

It’s not difficult to find a nutritious and tasty food that is easy to cook. Brussels sprouts, a member of the cruciferous family, have many health benefits, which make them one of the healthiest superfoods. It can be included in your diet regularly.

Brussels sprouts’ effect on weight loss makes the vegetable popular with dieters. Many vegetable-heavy low-glycemic eating plans tout the sprouts’ effectiveness in helping you feel full and delivering many vitamins and minerals that may be lacking in other options. The sodium and fat contents of Brussels sprouts are exceptionally low, allowing them to work with low-sodium and low-fat diets very easily.

Raw Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and folic acid. Folic acid or folate plays a vital role in preventing birth defects, which is why supplements containing this mineral is required for pregnant women. Consuming about two cups of this leafy vegetable is recommended for average adults.

Brusells sprouts help in the production of isothiocyanates, which are responsible for the activation of our body enzymes that fights cancer. They can also help regulate blood sugar levels and improve digestion because they are high in dietary fiber. This means that they are recommended for the diets of type 2 diabetes patients.

Another reason these vegetables are considered one of the most important superfoods that you must included in your diet is its ability to aid in weight loss.

At 25 calories per ½ cup cooked Brussels sprouts are one of those foods that will fill you up, without filling you out, always a plus for weight loss. Brussels sprouts are naturally low in fat and rather high in protein. The fiber in Brussels sprouts also makes you feel fuller faster and longer because it doesn’t break down in your digestive tract, which can help control hunger and maintain healthy blood-sugar levels.

Learn the proper way to store and cook Brussels sprouts by watching the video below.