If you’re looking for a nutrient-dense powerhouse, look no further than the common Brussel sprout. The tiny green cruciferous vegetable is packed with vitamins and minerals and has even been linked to cancer prevention.
But the most exciting property of Brussels sprouts is their antioxidants and other phytochemicals have been proven to fight chronic diseases, including cancer. Brussels sprouts contain sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates, which your body uses to make isothiocyanates.
And a study even found that compounds in Brussels sprouts may trigger pre-cancerous cells to commit suicide – which suggests adding more of this superfood to your diet could be a powerful anti-cancer strategy.
A Superfood with Cancer-Fighting Potential, Research Reveals