3 Reasons to Have Brussels Sprouts on Your Holiday Meal Table

Image: Pixabay   *This is a collaborative post. You can’t look too far from a holiday meal table and not see Brussels sprouts. Some people r...

Image: Pixabay

 *This is a collaborative post.

You can’t look too far from a holiday meal table and not see Brussels sprouts. Some people really aren't big fans, but others that can’t get enough. But Brussels sprouts are full of goodness, though, and when cooked with the right seasoning and ingredients, can be super, super tasty!

Brussels sprouts are part of the family of vegetables that are similar to kale, greens, and cauliflower. Most known for looking like small cabbages, they are usually served as a side dish as part of a main meal like Christmas dinner or on your Thanksgiving table. My favorite way to cook them is to toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast them. They taste just like roasted cabbage! There are so many health benefits to them, so even if you’re not the biggest fan, trying out grilled Brussels sprouts can be worth it to get all of the nutritional benefits. Here are some reasons why they are a must for your holiday table:

High levels of antioxidants 

Brussels sprouts are a great source of antioxidants, meaning that they're a great ingredient to have in your diet to help restore your cells and can play a part in lowering your risk of chronic disease. They contain a high level of a particular antioxidant that has been linked to having many health-promoting properties, which could help if you suffer from inflammation. They are a great thing to have with your meals, alongside other fruits and veggies, in order to promote good health.

High levels of fiber

If you were to only have a small amount of Brussels sprouts, such as half a cup, then you'd still be getting nearly 10% of your daily requirement of fiber. The reason why fiber is important in the diet is that it helps to keep you healthy, and helps to keep you regular. So if you're looking to look after yourself and a healthy gut, then Brussels sprouts can certainly help.

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels

As well as the other benefits of Brussels sprouts, they can go a long way to help to keep your blood sugar levels in check. There are a number of studies into this that have found that a regular intake of sprouts can help to decrease your risk of diabetes. The levels of fiber can play a part in keeping blood sugar levels steady. Not only that, but sprouts can contain an antioxidant that has some impact on insulin and blood sugar. This is important to help your blood sugar levels and make sure that they keep them in control. When your energy levels are controlled then you will have more energy, feel better, and be able to enjoy all of the holiday season much more.

Has this convinced you? Will you be having Brussels sprouts on your table over the holidays? With the right kind of recipe, you’ll have something that tastes great and is good for you too. 

You Might Also Like