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The Power of Brussel Sprouts

Updated: Nov 17, 2018



Ever wondered why brussel sprouts kind of stink?💨

They contain sulphur which supports Phase 2 detoxification in the liver to eliminate waste from your body on a daily basis. They’re part of the Cruciferous/Brassica vegetable family 🥦 and are particularly high in fibre, vitamin K and vitamin C! Brussel sprouts can boost our body’s glutathione production and have high amounts of glucosinolates which help the liver function and have been shown to help protect against oxidative DNA-damage. Food influences our health at the cellular level!👩‍🔬 I always advocate for a variety of nutrient dense foods in combination with a healthy lifestyle - of course brussel sprouts shouldn’t be the only thing on your plate. I love sautéing them in ghee, garlic, and a drizzle of maple syrup 👅 What are your favourite ways to eat these smelly guys?


Sources: Hodges, R., & Minich, D. (2015). Modulation of Metabolic Detoxification Pathways Using Foods and Food-Derived Components: A Scientific Review with Clinical Application. Journal Of Nutrition And Metabolism, 2015, 1-23. Hoelzl, C., Glatt, H., Meinl, W., Sontag, G., Haidinger, G., & Kundi, M. et al. (2008). Consumption of Brussels sprouts protects peripheral human lymphocytes against 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) and oxidative DNA-damage: results of a controlled human intervention trial. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 52(3), 330-341.