Brussels sprout stands out with its antioxidant content, particularly kaempferol. This compound may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties by reducing cancer cell growth and can improve heart health. Brussels sprout is rich in vitamin C and loaded with vitamin K, helping blood clotting and boosting bone health and has a high fiber content. Like other leafy vegetables, it is a great choice for people with diabetes and for regulating blood sugar levels. Omega-3 fats are also present in brussels sprout in decent amounts, making it a good plant based source of these healthy fats.
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Brussels sprout contains sulfur compounds reducing ulcer risk and protecting stomach walls from bacteria overgrowth.