Scientists have once again confirmed that Brussels sprouts deserve to be considered a superfood. It turned out that its use reduces the risk of cancer.
Brussels sprouts is a popular and very healthy side dish. And now scientists from Quadram Institute in the UK has proven that this vegetable is deservedly included in the category of Superfoods because it provides protection from cancer. Let’s start with the fact that in 80 grams Brussels sprouts, which is the equivalent of only 5 shoots, contains more vitamin C than oranges, full daily requirement for vitamin K, which is required for wound healing, and more fiber than a piece of whole wheat bread.
But the most significant health benefits represent components called glucosinolates. They are found throughout the cabbage family, which includes cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and other varieties. It provides glucosinolates these vegetables slightly bitter taste. But Brussels sprouts their content is particularly high, and numerous studies have shown that glucosinolates are not only good for the metabolism, but also provide protection against cancer. After ingestion they are converted into components called isothiocyanates, which reduce the likelihood of aggressive tumors of the prostate in men.
It is believed that isothiocyanates also ensure the prevention of lung tumors. It is their effect on the body provides a detoxifying effect. It is known that most non-hereditary cancer cases is caused just by the toxins derived from Smoking and other external influences. Even obesity changes the nature of bacteria in the gut, which leads to increased release of endotoxins that provoke inflammation and cancer. To eliminate toxins from the body and the required ingredients called isothiocyanates, which is so rich Brussels sprouts. (READ MORE)