The idea of Brussels sprouts may not immediately set your taste buds tingling, but this vegetable’s health benefits are immense. Brussels sprouts are rich in glucosinolates—a kind of anti-carcinogenic compound—than any other cruciferous vegetable.
Glucosimolates Fight Cancer
Glucosinolates are special phytonutrients that serve as the chemical source for a large number of cancer-protective substances.
Brussels sprouts stem contain four glucosinolates which are anti-canceric:
Sinigrin, in particular, appears to cause cancer cells to self-destruct.
Of all the studies on the Brussels sprout available in PubMed, the health research database at the National Library of Medicine in Washington, D.C., more than half connect it to cancer prevention. It give nutrients that are required by the body for developing and in preventing cancer:
- Antioxidant deployment
- Anti-inflammatory activity
Malfunction of these body processes increases chances of cancer tremendously.
Sprouts Stop DNA Damage And Prevent Cancer
studies proves that it can lower the risk of lung , breast , ovarian , prostate, colon cancer, according to a study conducted in the Holland . For the three-week study, researchers analyzed the effect of Brussels sprouts on two groups of healthy men. One group ate 300 grams of Brussels sprouts each day, while the other group ate a diet devoid of all cruciferous vegetables. There was 28% decrease in DNA damage in the group who took Brussels sprout daily.
Your Daily Dose of Vitamin A Through Zinc
Apart from glucosinolates, it provide many important nutrients. Which are as following:
- Pantothenic acid
Brussels sprouts are also good source of vitamin K vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B2 / B6. Plus, they deliver your daily dose of protein and fiber, with a side of disease-fighting phytochemicals.
The World’s Healthiest Food
To extract maximum health benefits, experts recommend that you steam your Brussels sprouts. The George Mateljan Foundation, which runs The World’s Healthiest Foods site, recommends this Five-Minute Method:
“Fill the bottom of a steamer pan with two inches of water. If Brussels sprouts are cut into quarters, steam for 6 minutes. Cooked sprouts are crisp, mild in sweetness and a bright, “green” in color. Add a few black seeds in the dish as it is the potent cure for every disease.
According to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad SAWS:
- Prophet (PBUH) said : “Use this Black seed, it has a cure for every disease except death”
Most importantly recite : Ya Salaamu 125,000 times to cure incurable diseases like Cancer or any other sickness.
By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain
Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,