30 Days Of Superfoods: Brussels Sprouts For A Happy Liver
Welcome to ,Prevention’s 30-day challenge to incorporate more healthy fuel into your diet all November long. Superfoods have myriad benefits, from boosting your immune system and fortifying your body to warding off disease and even managing menopause. Here’s what, why, and how to incorporate Brussels sprouts into your diet—starting today!
The liver’s job is a tough one—not only does it work to detoxify all the chemicals and medications that come through your system, but it also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions. By eating more Brussels sprouts, you can give this hardworking organ a boost of help. (Here are 6 signs your liver might be failing.)
Here's how to easily roast root vegetables:
These cruciferous vegetables are a good source of sulforaphane, which has been shown to have protective effects for the liver, making it more efficient. They’re also packed with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which can help ease joint pain and improve your mood.
(Try the natural plan into reverse chronicinflammation through what you eat—and heal from head to toe.)
HOW TO USE BRUSSELS SPROUTS:
Since many people find this vegetable too bitter in raw or steamed form, the best way to bring out sweetness and tamp down that bitterness is by roasting. For delicious roasted Brussels sprouts, simply drizzle with olive oil and a bit of a salt, place on a baking sheet or pan, and cook in a 400-degree oven for about 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally for even cooking.
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