#SuperfoodSunday : Brussels Sprouts

They may be small, but brussels sprouts are full of essential vitamins and nutrients to strengthen your immune system.

What makes them super?

  • Vitamin C: boost your immune system and maintain the health of your skin, teeth, and gums.
  • Fiber: increase digestive health and reduce cholesterol.
  • Folate: also known as folic acid, folate is most well-known for preventing birth defects. It also aids in the formation and maintenance of DNA, and can reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Antioxidants: Brussels sprouts contain compounds called glucosinolates and isothiocyanates that can reduce your risk of cancer*.

These tiny cabbages are versatile and can be enjoyed raw in salads, steamed, baked, and of course, sautéed with bacon*.

How will you incorporate these Superfoods into your diet this week? Share your favourite recipes below!

Superfood Brussels Sprouts with Bacon.
Superfood Brussels Sprouts with Bacon.

 

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