Brussels Sprouts Prevents Colon and Bladder Cancers
Morphology of Brussels Sprouts:
Brussels sprouts belong to Family Braccica and looks like a miniature cabbage.
The eatable part of Brussels is the bud that grows on the stem of the plant in bunches of 20-30. The Brussels plant grows mostly in humid and cool areas. The plant grows through out the year up to a size 3-4 feet.
Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts:
Brussels Sprouts contains many nutrients necessary to the body like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamins B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin E, Omega Fatty Acids, iron, Phosphorous, Protein, Magnesium, Copper and Calcium.
In addition Brussels contains disease fighting chemical agents and enough dietary fiber.
Medicinal Uses of Brussels Sprouts:
Eating Brussels sprouts helps in preventing cancer of colon and urinary bladder. It is said to prevent Osteo Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Because of its high folic acid content if given to pregnant women it prevents birth defects in the new born.
Brussels sprouts can be cooked whole or made as salads.