Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Reasons To Love Brussle Sprouts!

Did you know that stress frays the ends of your chromosomes by breaking down the Telomeres that are put in place to protect our genes?  Well its true.  You know what food can help prevent this from happening? Brussels sprouts!

Brusslesprout and green onion pizza!

Honestly, I have never been a fan of the taste of steamed Brussels sprouts, so I had to get creative and use them as a pizza topping.  It was actually really delicious.  I used mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, but I think it would be amazing with goat cheese.

Other reasons to incorporate Brussels sprouts into your diet is because they are supper high in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, folate, and manganese.  They are also known to lower cholesterol.  Better yet, they are known to help prevent cancer because they contain glucosinolates. 

Brussels sprouts are also used to detox your cells because they make isothiocyanates and contain sulfur.  These are substances that get our bodies detox system going and humming.  Other then the unique taste, there is nothing in these little guys that are bad for you.  You can eat them in so many different ways, but they were quite wonderful on pizza!

 Even Maddex was a fan!  At first glance he was like, "Mom, why did you put salad on the pizza?" but after the first bite he was sold!  :)



  1. This just made me love brussel sprout even more!!! I love to grill them (on foil) and drizzle a little balsamic on the top. It is delicious!

  2. I am OBSESSED with brussel sprouts. I used to hate them, but they've managed to change my mind one day haha